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Mrs. Jennett E. Vanderpool. 




Residence of Mrs. Jennett E. Vanderpool, Eaton, N. Y, 



GENEALOGY 



OF THE 



WHITE FAMILY 



BY 






MRS. JENNETT NICHOLS/VANDERPOOL, 



EATON, N. Y, 



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PREFACE 



In the summer of 1887, while on a visit to Mrs. Mary Potter. 
at Eaton, N. Y., she told me, in answer to my questioning, the 
names of her line of ancestors dating hack to William White. 

My questions, and the answers to them, only covered two 
pages of note paper. Had 1 then thought of making any fintln 1 
use of my questioning, than to merely gratify my own curiosity, 
1 might have learned much that it has since taken time and labor 
to accomplish. 

Some time afterward, my cousin, H. E. Hoard, who was vis- 
iting me, suggested that I prepare a history of the White family, 
for the benefit of those of the relatives that might be interested 
in such a work. But had I known of the difficulties and dis- 
couragements awaiting me, I should not have attempted it; yet 
I hopefully sent letters in every direction, to all the relatives 
that I knew or could hear of. Some of them (and to whom my 
thanks are due) answered promptly and gave all the information 
in their power. There are others that have not yet answered 
my inquiries. ... . ....... . .. . ... . .... 

Another re'ascm -Vhyjhe rrecord^is iytcoijiprefe is owing to 
the fact that there were few written records kept. Persons of 
such remarkable memorit^sj^s »the past generation possessed, 
kept few records... Th,$y had only to go to the storehouse of the 
mind for any faCt.'br event, arid it was gi^en with every detail of 
circumstance, time and place. 

I have only traced the line of descent of but one branch of 
the family tree, that of Isaac, son of William, as I feared that 
life would be too short to get the records of the families of the 
other sons of William White, viz.: William Jr., George, Joshua 
and Benjamin. While I was in Salisbury, in 1891, in search of 
material for this book, I learned that there were many of the 
name still living in Litchfield County. 

It is much to be regretted that a history of the White fam- 
ily was not written before the voices of the past generation were 



Silent in death. Mrs. Cornelia Radford, Mrs. Eliza Nash, John 
White, of Cayuta, and many others there were that never forgot 
anything they once had known, and would have been of inesti- 
mable benefit in this work. 

Many thanks are due to David K. Gay, of Walton, N. Y., 
for much of the record of Jesse Sawyer and his descendants ; 
also to the members of Mrs. Sarah Goodell's family for ancient 
papers that have been preserved by them ; to William B. White, 
of Cayuta, N. Y., and to his brother, R. S. White, of Cameron, 
N. Y. , for prompt replies and valuable assistance in this work, 
and to all who have in any way aided me. 

Incomplete as the history is, I offer it to you, the descend- 
ants of William and Isaac White, trusting that you will overlook 
its imperfections and enjoy the reading of it in the same degree 
as I have taken pleasure in the writing. 

Jennett E. Vanderpool. 
January i, 1899. 



CONTENTS, 



Emigration of William White to America. — Perma- 
nent settlement in Salisbury, Ct. — His son, Isaac, 
marries Eleanor Rinders, of Poughkeepsie. — Their 
oldest child, Cornelia, marries General Gideon 
Bronson. Pages - - - - - 7 to 14 

Marriage of Isaac White (son of Isaac and Eleanor) 
to Sarah Peck, of Salisbury. — Their son, Benja- 
min, marries Betsey Sawyer, of Pownal, Vt. — 
Their removal to Eaton, N. Y. — Incidents of the 
journey. — Their life in Eaton. Pages - - 14 to 22 

Eliza (White) Nash. — Elizabeth Stevens and family. 

Pages - - - - - - - - 22 to 26 



Welthia (White) Jennings and family. Pages - - 26 to 28 

Ward W. White and family. Pages - - - 28 to 34 

Julia (White) Adkins and family. Caroline (White) 

Chaphe and stepdaughter. Pages - - - 34 to 38 

Isaac, son of Benjamin and Betsey (Sawyer) White 

and family. Pages - - - - - - 38 to 41 

Sarah (White) Hoard and family. Pages - - 41 to 52 

Mary (White) Potter and family. Pages - - 52 to 54 

Abigail (White) Moore, Elizabeth (White) Hollenbeck 

and families. Pages - - - - - 54 to 60 

Sarah (White) Goodell, Cornelia (White) Radford and 

families. Pages - - - - - - 60 to 65 



John White, of the 3d gen., son of Issac and Eleanor 

(Rinders) White. — His son John, Jr. Pages - 65 to 69 

Captain Jesse Sawyer, his wife Catherine (White) 

Sawyer and their family. Pages - - - 69 to 80 

Betsey (White) Peck and family. Pages - - 80 to 86 

Harmon White and descendants. Pages - - - 86 to 95 



WILLIAM WHITE, 



In the year 1679, there sailed from the Isle of Wight, three 
brothers, bound for the then almost unknown country of North 
America. 

Their names were Peter, James and William White. They 
were of Quaker parentage and belief, and, probably, had left 
England with the intention of joining the Quakers that had, at 
that time, made a settlement at New Castle, Delaware. 

James settled there permanently. Peter and William soon 
went to Manhattan Island, (which at that time was merely a 
trading post), but only remained there a short time, when they 
sailed up the Hudson River to Esopus, Ulster Co., N. Y., which 
is situated about ten miles north of Poughkeepsie, and the same 
distance southeast of Kingston. 

William White married, in Esopus, N. Y., Elizabeth Meals, 
a daughter of one of the Dutch settlers of that place. 

A family of seven children were born to them. They had 
been residents of Esopus for a period of sixty years, when, in 
1748, with their sons and their sons' wives and children, with 
their flocks and their herds, they journeyed eastward to Con- 
necticut 

Before William White left Esopus, a letter was addressed 
to him by the mother of his wife. She was then living with 
another daughter in New York. 

The letter (of which the following is a copy) is remarkable 
for the excellent chirography as well as for the quality of the ink 
used ; the writing being perfectly legible, after the lapse of nearly^ 
two hundred years : 

New York, October 8th, 1720. 
Loving Son Wm. White. 

I am at this instant in a sick and low Condition, and have therefore sent 
these lynes to let you know my wants, which are many and very great, having noth- 
ing to support myself but what comes from the hands and means of my dau. Sarah 
Warn, to whom I have for a long time been, and so am yet, a very grievous Burthen 
and charge, and have nothing by which I can make the least gratification, wherefore 
I desire, (as you will answer it to God and to your Conscience,) that you bestow 
what in reasonable Law or Equity is, or may be right. And as you can best judge 
of whatever it be in reason, would have you pay it unto my daughter, Sarah Warn, 
and I do hereby authorize her to give any legal discharge, which shall be as good 



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and mfficient as it' 1 had done the same in my own proper person. Pray fail me 
not herein, and you will highly oblige me. Who am 

Your loving Mother-in-law, 

Sarah Meals. 

The Letter is addressed to 

Mr. Wm. White, 

Manor of Livingstone, 

Province of Massachusetts Bay. 

" The first purchase of lands lying within the present bounds 
of the town of Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Conn., was made by 
Wm. White, Abram Van Dusen, and Ruloff Dutcher. Wm. 
White bought of the natives, a tract of land containing about two 
thousand acres, for which he paid a half bushel of Spanish milled 
dollars. The eastern boundary of the land was the Little Falls of 
the Housatonic river; it extended west to N. Y. state, and north 
to Massachusetts. The deed of the land was given Aug. 29, 1720." 
The land was very rich in iron ore, but at that time was nearly 
valueless, owing to lack of facilities for manufacturing it. Ore 
Hill is two miles west of Wanscopommuc Lake, and has been 
worked since 1732. The large and inexhaustible quantities of 
iron ore found in Salisbury, and the abundant supply of wood 
for charcoal and other materials for smelting the ore, together 
with the superior quality of iron, introduced other manufactories, 
and iron has continued from that time the staple commodity of 
the town. The ore possesses a peculiar tenacious property, ad- 
mirably adapted to the manufacture of wire, anchors, and other 
articles where firmness and flexibility, without brittleness, are 
desirable. Many thousands of tons of ore are mined annually, and 
it is a source of great wealth to the owners. 

At the time the land was purchased by Peter and William 
White it was supposed that gold was to be found in the hills, 
and disappointed in this, Peter White became discouraged and 
sold the share he had in the land to his brother, William, for a 
"mug of flip," and returned to England. William White lived 
in Esopus until 1748, when he located in Salisbury, Connecticut, 
on a farm, a portion of the original purchase. The farm was 
sold to Nathaniel Church in 1804, by a grandson — Isaac White, 
who had inherited it from his father. Four of William White's 
sons located with him in the beautiful valley where his farm was 
situated. It is about three miles from the village of Salisbury, 
which is a pleasant summer resort, celebrated for its healthy 
climate and the delightful walks and drives in its vicinity. 

William White lived a few rods north of a small stream that 
flows eastwardly across the highway to the cove below ; George 
lived on the west side of the road opposite his father's house ; 
Benjamin, a little south of the brook ; Joshua, a little farther 



WHITE. g 

south and near the river. Isaac always remained with his father. 

There is a "White settlement" a few miles from Salisbury, 
where many of the descendants of George, Joshua, and William 
White, Jr., are now living. 

Benjamin was a man of considerable repute. He after- 
wards returned to the Province of New York and remained there 
until his death. 

The other sons of William White lived and died in Salis- 
bury. In the list of the inhabitants of South Hampton, Long 
Island, in 1698, are the names of Peter White and James White. 

"In ye list of ye ratable estates of every person of ye Town of Salisbury in 
ye County of New Haven in ye Colony of Connecticut, for ye year 1742 " are these 
assessments : 

Isaac White, £ 46. 

George White, £ 69. 

Wm. White, £ 60. 

Benj. White, £ 88 10S. 

Joshua White, £ 66 10S. 

The first recorded highway in the Town of Salisbury was 
made Nov. 6, 1744, from Gabriel Dutcher's in the northeast part 
of the town to Benjamin White's. The Indian name for Salis- 
bury was Weatogue. 

William White was born on the Isle of Wight in 1666 ; 
came to America in 1679; died in Salisbury, Ct., Jan. 5, 1750, and 
is buried in the family burial ground on the farm where he died. 

His oldest son, Isaac, married Eleanor Rinders, a daughter 
of Harmon Rinders, of Poughkeepsie. 

The Rinders family were quite prominent in the history of 
Dutchess Co., Harmon Rinders being one of the earliest of the 
Dutch settlers in that section of New York. 

In the census of Dutchess Co., in 1714, we read that Har- 
mon Rinders had two daughters, one over 16 years of age, the 
other under 16. From this we place the date of Eleanor Rinders 
birth, not far from the year 1710. 

In the Town Clerk's office in Salisbury, Ct. , we find recorded 
the births, marriages, and deaths that occurred from the first 
settlement of the town in 1740 to the present time, with the ex- 
ception of the years during the Revolutionary war, when, from 
1776 to 1784, there is scarcely a record made, and as I find no 
records of the deaths of either Isaac or Eleanor White, it may 
be inferred that they both died during the eight years when no 
records were kept. 

Eleanor White has been described as an unusually hand- 
some woman. Her hair and eyes were black and her cheeks 
rosy with the hue of health. She possessed a musical voice, and 
could imitate the song of any bird. Thanks to thee, most worthy 
ancestress, for whatever gifts or graces your descendants may 



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have inherited from thee! Isaac White was tall and of fair 
English complexion and blue eyes. 

The following records are from the Town Clerk's office in 
Salisbury. Judging by the dates, they are the names of William 
White's grand children and great grandchildren : 

Kuloff White was married to Morache (or Mary) Knickerbocker, May 24, 1748, 
by Aaron Phetch, Justice of the Peace. In presence of Peter White. 

Children of Ruloff and Mary: — 

1. Christen, born Dec. I, 1749. O. S. 

2. Jane, born Aug. 27, 1752. O. S. 

3. Joshua, born Feb. 20, 1754. N. S. 

4. Sarah, born Oct. 22, 1755. N. S. 

5. Benjamin, born Oct. 24, 1757. N. S. 
(Benjamin, died Apr. 14, 1776. N. S.) 

6. Lawrence, born Aug. II, 1759. N. S. 

7. Ruloff, born March 20, 1762. N. S. 

8. Catharine, born March 25, 1766. N. S. 

Peter White, of Salisbury, and Goodeth Decker, of Ulster Co., N. Y., was 
married together Nov. 3, 1749, by Wm. Manches, Minister of the guild of Kingston. 
In presence of Isaac White. 

Catharine, daughter of Peter and Goodeth White, born Sept. 22, 1752. 
Philip Cole and Goodeth White married Aug. 31, 1748, by Rev. Mr. Jona- 
athan Lee. 

Lawrance White married Elizabeth Vallard, June 17th day A. D. 1 755> by 
James Landon, Justice of the Peace. 

Children of Lawrance and Elizabeth White: — 

1. Samuel, born July 13, 1756. 

2. George, born Apr. 24, 1759. 

3. Rhoda, born Jan. 7, 1762. 
Children of Jacob and Anice White: — 

1. Chauncy, born May 15, 1774. 

2. Beulah, born Oct. n, 1776. 

3. Clarisa, born May 10, 1779. 

4. Calvin, born Sept. 13, 1781. 

5. Horace, born May 4, 1784. 

Children of Samuel and Ruth White: — 

1. George, born Apr. 18, 1783. 

2. Samuel, born Jan. 4, 1785. 

3. Solomon, born April 13, 1788. 

4. Polly, born Feb. 18, 1791. 

Andrew Sirdam and Margaret White were married according to law, by Jona- 
than Lee, Pastor, Aug. 4, 1751. 

Richard Bicknal and Hannah White married April 16, 1761, 

Catharine, wife of Benjamin White, died Oct. 18, 175°- 

Catharine, daughter of Isaac and Eleanor White, born Apr. 25, 1749- 

Betsey, daughter of Isaac and Eleanor White, born Feb. 3, 1751. 

Harmon, daughter of Isaac and Eleanor White, born Feb. 5, 1753. 

Joshua White and Lorain Peck married Sept. 8, 1775, by James Landon, Jus- 
tice of the Peace. 

Mary, daughter of Joshua and Lorain White, born Nov. 13, 1776. 



WHITE. II 

Dec. 28, 1766, Win. White of Salisbury and Ruth Ashmond of Canaan, were 
married. 

Children of Wm. and Ruth: — 

1. Hannah, born Aug. 14, 1767. 

2. Samuel, born Oct. 18, 1769. 

3. Betty, born July 8, 1771. 

4. William, born Nov. 30, 1773. 

Children of Wm. and Elizabeth White: — 

1. James, born Dec. 29, 1 755- 

2. David, born Dec. 8, 1757. 

3. Aaron, born Dec. 8, 1759. 

4. Hannah, born Jan. 8, 1761. 

5. Solomon, March 26, 1763. 

6. Elizabeth, born Apr. 17, 1765. 

7. Lydia, born May 1 7, 1768. 

Areonche, daughter of Wm. and Mary White, born Nov. 3, 1755. 
Lawrence White and Sarah Phelps was married April 12, 1773, by John 
Hutchinson, Justice of the peace. 

William White was the youngest of the three brothers, 
being only 13 years of age when he came to America. Judging 
by the dates given in the foregoing records, it would seem that 
after William White made the purchase of the tract of land in 
Salisbury, Ct, in 1720, that he did not, for some time, remove 
his family there. 

The marriage of Ruloff White to Marache Knickerbocker, 
May 24, 1748, is the earliest record I find made of the White 
family. As William White died in 1750 at the age of 85, this 
Ruloff White was probably his grandson. 

John, 3d child of Isaac and Eleanor, was born in Esopus, 
Ulster Co., N. Y., in 1747. 

Catharine, 4th child of Isaac and Eleanor, was born in Sal- 
isbury, Ct., April 25th, 1749. 

From these dates we may fix the time of their permanent 
settlement in Connecticut to the year 1748, although there were 
assessments of real estate made in 1742. 

Copy of a deed of land owned by Joshua White and sold to 
his brother, Isaac White : 

To all People to Whom these Presents Shall Com Greeting Know 

yee that I Joshua White of Salisbury in ye County of Newhaven in His Majestys 
Coloney of Conneticut In New England, for ye Consideration of Fourteen Pounds 
current money of ye old tenor to me in Hand Well and truly Paid by Isaac White 
of ye Town County and Colony. The recept Whearof to my full Satisfaction I Do 
Give, Grant, Bargain, Sell Convay, and by these Presents Conferm unto ye Sd Isaac 
White and to his hiers and to his assigns for Ever one Cartin Peice or Parcall of 
Land Lying and Being In Township of Salisbury aforesd Contaning by Estemation 
Seven acres. Buted and Bounded as followith. West. Beginning att a heap of 
Stons lying on ye East side of ye Highway that Runs from Benjmn White dwelling 
Hous north and on ye south side of ye Brook that runs Between ye Sd Benjmn 
White and Isaac Whites dwelling Hous, then running in ye line of a Grant of Land 
Belonging formerly to Wm. White Seanor Northerly 102 Rods to a Stake and Stons 



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Standing in ye line of Sd Grant then turning West by South 30 rods to ye Northeast 
Corner of B Piese of Land Laid out to Sd Benjmn White, and then Running a 
Straight Line to ye first mentioned corner Excepting B Highway All Ready laid out 

ami on Record, 

To Have and to Hold ye above Granted and Barganed Primiaea with ye apper- 

tenancea their unto belonging, or in any wise appertaining unto, ye said Issaac White 
and to his hiers and assigns for Ever, as a free and clean Kstate of Inheretance in 
fee simple, and further inoar, 1, ye Sd Joshua White, for myself and my hiers do 
cona't to and With ye Sd Isaac White and with his hiers and assigns, that is to say 
that att and until] ye Lnseling of these Presents I am ye true and Lawful] Owner of 
\ c above Granted and Barganed Premises and have in Myself Good Wright to bar- 
gan and sell the same in manner and form as above writen and that ye same is free 
from all ineumberances What Ever, and further inoar, 1 ye Sd Joshua White for 
myself and my biers do Promise to Warrant and Defend ye above Granted and Bar- 
ganed Premises unto ye Sd Isaac White, and to His hiers and assigns for Ever. In 
Witness Whear of I ye Sd Joshua White have hear Unto Sett my hand and Seall ye 
10th Hay of November A I) 1749. In ye 23d year of His Majesty Reign &. C. 
(Geo. 2d) 

Signed Sealed and Dd. 
In Presence of Joshua WHITE 

Kuloff Dutcher [Seal] 

Wm. White. 

Deed Acknowledged Nov 20 1749 
Recorded Nov 22 1749 by before Thomas Chipman 

John Hutchinson Justice of the Peace. 

Town Clerk. 



Inventory of the estate of Isaac White Late of Salisbury — Deceased : 



£ 



1 Hat - - 

1 Strate Body Coat - 

1 Pair Breeches 

2 Ditto 

1 Grate coat 

1 Jacket ... 

2 Wollen check shirts 

2 pr Wollen stockings 
1 Table - 

1 Chest 

1 Looking Glass 

1 Grate Cheer - 

3 small ditto 

1 Dish Kittle - 
I Iron Pot 
I Frying Pan - 
1 Grid Iron 
1 Flesh Fork 

1 Fire Skid 

2 Trambles 

1 pr Stilyerds - 
1 pr Hand Irons 

1 Puter Bason - 

2 Puter Platters 
6 Puter Plates - 
1 Puter Bason - 

3 Spoons 

1 Puter Teapot 



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1 Case of Bottles 


10 




I Cubard - 


3 




1 Foot Wheal - 


2 




2 Pales 


3 




1 Hand Saw 


2 




1 Bullet Mole - 


2 




1 Lanthorn 




9 


1 Iron Bar 


12 




1 ax 


8 




1 chest 


12 




1 Churn - 


3 




2 Bed Sted 


7 
7 


6 


1 Grane Bag 
1 Blanket 


5 




1 Ditto 


1 


6 


1 Indian Ditto - 


1 


3 


1 Linnin Sheat - 




3 


1 Ditto 


2 




1 Ditto 


7 




1 Feather Bed - 


2 


6 


1 Under Bed 


5 




3 Pillows & Coats 


3 
5 




1 Slay Whip 
1 Cow 


3 




1 Ditto 


1 




1 Heifer - 


2 


3 
6 


6 Sheap 

1 Black horse - 



£ 



3 

8 

7 

2 
2 

5 
1 
6 
1 
1 
1 
6 
1 
1 

3 
6 

7 
6 

5 

1 5 

5 

8 

3 
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£ 


s 


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£ 


s 


i Puter Qt pot 


- 


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6 


I Brown Mair - 


- 


- 10 




I Pair Shears - 


- 




6 


I Black Mair 


- 


- 6 


10 


2 Earthern Plates 


- 


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4 Swine 


- 


2 


10 


Knives and Forks 


- 


I 


6 


I house 


- 


- 37 




i Knot Bole 


- 


3 




I barn 


- 


- 20 




i Candle Stick 


- 




6 


143 acres Land 


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462 





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"Previous to July 6, 1785, the English pound was in use in 
the United States. On that date the Continental Congress 
established the dollar, although the exact weight was not fixed 
until Aug. 8, 1786, when it was made to equal that of the old 
Spanish dollar." 



1st Generation 

William White 
Elizabeth Meals 
And children 



2d Generation 

1. Isaac White 



2d Generation 

1. Isaac. 

2. William, Jr. 

3. George. 

4. Joshua. 

5. Benjamin. 

Two daughters who died when young. 
No dates to be found. 



Eleanor Rinders ' 
And children 



3d Generation 
Cornelia 3d g. Isaac 2d g. Wm. 1st g 
Gideon Bronson < 
Cornelia White 
And children 



3d Generation 
Cornelia, born 1743. 
Isaac, born 1745. 
John, born 1747. 
Catharine, born Apr. 25, 1749. 
Betsey, born Feb. 3, 175 1. 
Harmon, born Jan. 5, 1753. 

4th Generation 
Isaac, born March 22, 
Timothy, born Sep. 3, 
Lydia. 
John. 
Polly. 
Cornelia. 



1762. 
1763. 



Anice. 



Cornelia, the oldest child of Isaac and Eleanor (Rinders) 
White, was born in Esopus, Ulster Co., N. Y., in 1743; married 
Gideon Bronson, who was afterward a general in the Revolu- 
tionary war. He made the first permanent settlement in Sun- 
derland, Bennington Co., Vt., in 1766, and was the first Town 
Clerk in 1796. Isaac, their oldest child, was born in Salisbury, 
March 22, 1762; Timothy, in Salisbury, Sept. 3, 1763. The 
remainder of the family were born in Vermont. 

(No further records to be found.) 



ISAAC WHITE 



Isaac White 
Sarah Peck 

And children 



Isaac White, 3d g. Isaac White, 2d g. Win. White, 1st g. 

1. Cornelia, horn Feb. 11, 1 77 1 . 

2. Benjamin, born Feb. 23, 1774. 

3. Abigail, horn Jan. 31, 1776. 

4. Elizabeth, horn July 14, 1776. 

5. Sarah, horn Aug. 5, 1781. 

6. Cornelia, horn May 2, 1 792. 

NOTE. Sarah Peck White died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Betsey 
1 [ollenbeck, in 1836. 

Isaac White, oldest son of Isaac and Eleanor White, was 
born in Esopus, N. Y., in the year 1745, being three years of 
age when the family removed to Connecticut. He married Sarah 
Peck of Salisbury, Ct, in 1770. Her mother's name was Tom- 
linson. They were a prominent family of English origin. Her 
father was of Dutch descent. 

Cornelia, the oldest child of Isaac and Sarah (Peck) White, 
died in Salisbury, in 1787, at the age of 16. 

The " White farm" of Salisbury, Ct., remained in possess- 
ion of the family until six members of the fifth generation were 
born there. The log house which had sheltered them on their 
arrival in Connecticut, had given place to a comfortable frame 
dwelling, which in turn was ''moved back" to make room for 
the house that now occupies the original site. 

In the fall of 1804, Benjamin White came on horseback from 
Connecticut to Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y., drawn thither, no 
doubt, by the alluring reports that had reached him of the fertile 
farms that were for sale in the valley of the Chenango river. 
He found a beautiful valley, sheltered on every side by towering 
hills, which at that time were densely covered with magnificent 
maple, beach, elm, and hemlock trees, and watered by never 
failing streams of the purest and coldest water. 

Before he returned to Connecticut he bought a farm of 100 
or more acres, lying about two miles north of the village of 
Eaton, or Log City, as the hamlet of half a dozen houses was 
then designated. Isaac White, who held the title to the old 
home in Connecticut, sold the farm there, consisting of 74 acres, 
to Nathaniel Church, for the consideration of $1,663.34. ^ n 
March, 1805, the family bade good-bye to their kindred and 
friends and started on the long, wearisome journey. Isaac 
White's daughters, Abigal and Elizabeth, were married and 
remained in Connecticut ; their sister Sarah also remained with 
them for a year, when she came to Eaton with a family by the 






WHITE. 15 

name of Mills. Those who came were Isaac White, with his 
wife and daughter Cornelia; Benjamin White, with his wife and 
five children, ten souls in all. The two sleighs were well rilled, 
as they brought their household goods for the plenishing of the 
new home when it should be reached. 

On the evening of the second day of their journey, as they 
arrived at Albany, they found the Hudson river almost impass- 
ible, the melting snow having covered the ice to the depth of 
two feet. But there was no other way to reach the opposite 
side but to drive through the water. So Benjamin White drove 
carefully down the bank, the well trained team slowly wading 
along. His daughter, Julia, at that time not quite four years of 
age, told me many years afterward of her intense fear that they 
would all be drowned, of her mother's pale face, as she held the 
baby, Caroline, in her lap, but of her perfect faith in her father's 
ability to get them all safely out of any danger. So she watched 
him as he stood in the front of the sleigh, not a word being 
spoken by any of them until they were safely landed. Her grand- 
father came behind them, driving his faithful old team, Yunk 
and Greytail. They went to a tavern for the night, ate their 
supper in the big kitchen that was presided over by a very sable 
goddess, who smiled on the little ones in an alarming manner, 
displaying such a row of very white teeth as they had never 
before seen, and when she offered them each a cooky from the 
pan-full she had just taken from the huge oven, Julia shook her 
head most emphatically. She wasn't anxious for a cooky made 
by hands of such doubtful color, but as the little sister ate one 
and still survived, she almost wished she had taken one too. It 
was their first sight of a " colored individual," and they were 
not sure what she might do to them. 

At length, after five tiresome days were passed (the time 
now occupied by a trip to California), the journey was accom- 
plished; the log house that was destined to be their home for 
three years was reached. It was small and uninviting, but soon 
a fire was burning in the fire-place, the beds were set up, and a 
warm supper was prepared and eaten in the new home. The 
farm is now owned by Ernest Potter, a grandson of Benjamin 
White. A horse-barn is built on the site of the log house. Dur- 
ing the summer of 1805 the barn was built, which is still in good 
condition. The next year the orchard was set out, Eliza 
relating that on her eleventh birthday, Nov. 11, 1806, she held 
the trees whle her father pressed the earth around the roots. The 
trees were grown from seeds which they had brought from their 
former home. Many of them yet remain and still bear fruit. 
The brook that comes from the spring above the orchard, was 
then the unfailing source of supply for all the water needful for 



lb Will IK. 

so large a family, but now that the trees that once shaded it are 
takes away, the spring itself is nearly dry in summer. It is to 
be regretted that these changes take place In our beautiful streams, 
but all things yield to the march of time The "big rock" 
remains unchanged in the meadow back of the barn, where the 
little girls played "keep house" and set out their tables witli 
treasures of broken crockery, ninety years ago. 

The event of the next year was the birth of a son, another 
Isaac, and the days and months went by as the days and months 
go by at the present time, freighted with cares and trials, joys 
and disappointments. In the fall of 1807 Benjamin White and 
his wife went to Connecticut for a visit, taking with them the 
York State boy, then a sturdy little fellow almost two years old. 
Compare the difference in the mode of travel at that time and 
at the present. Did they ride in a comfortable carriage to the 
railroad station less than two miles from their home, and in 
thirty minutes traverse the nineteen miles to Oneida, where 
they boarded a palace car — that in all its arrangements is a 
palace indeed — and annihilate time and space as they sped 
on without weariness? Did they partake of the best of food 
provided for man and served by obsequious waiters? Did 
they draw the drapery of their couch about them and lie down 
at night to pleasant dreams, while the miles slipped away into 
the darkness behind them? And the next morning after leaving 
home, when they had reached their destination, did they send 
back to those at home, by the invisible spirits of the air, a mes- 
sage that all is well? Could the wildest flight of the imagination 
then picture the reality of the present. No; their mode of 
conveyance was the usual one of that time. Two horses, sad- 
dled and bridled, were led up to, perhaps, a convenient stump, 
and after the necessary baggage was firmly strapped on, they 
"mounted their steeds and rode away." For a few hours the 
boy was delighted with his ride, but at last, becoming tired and 
sleepy, he began to clamor to "go home" in a voice that awoke 
the echoes. At last, his poor mother's patience becoming ex- 
hausted, she placed him on the ground and both father and 
mother rode on, expecting he would gladly be taken up again. 
But no, indeed; he ran a quarter of a mile as fast as his baby feet 
would carry him, so his father was obliged to go back after him. 
Yet the visit was made and the return home accomplished with- 
out accident. 

During the following winter, plans for a new house were per- 
fected and timber cut and drawn, and the next summer, 1808, a 
commodious house was built, the architecture being in the pre- 
vailing style of that day. The front door opened into an entry, 
with doors to the right and left leading into square rooms. 



WHITE. 17 

The one on the south side of the house had an outside door in 
the south end and also one opening into the "buttery." These 
were for the convenience of Isaac White and his wife, who oc- 
cupied this room; but these doors have been closed up for nearly 
fifty years. An immense kitchen is at the back, with fireplace 
and brick oven. A bedroom just eight feet square, which was 
thought large enough to sleep in, is on the north side of the 
kitchen. The house remains much as it was when built, nearly 
ninety years ago. The family moved from across the road into 
the new house in August, in time to welcome another daughter, 
Sarah, who was born to them in September. Three years after- 
ward the youngest daughter, Mary, came. Soon after her birth 
war was declared between this nation and Great Britain. Ben- 
jamin White enlisted as a musician and was stationed at Sack- 
ett's Harbor for some time, but owing to his failing health he 
returned home in a few months. 

In the year 181 3 a terrible epidemic of malarial type pre- 
vailed in many parts of the newly settled locality. Several of 
the family were victims of the disease. Welthia had been dan- 
gerously sick but had so far recovered as to be able to sit by the 
bedside of her brother, Ward, while their mother, who had been 
caring for him through the day, was sleeping in another part of 
the house. The boy had been given up to die. Dr. Pratt had 
told the family that day that he could not live over twenty-four 
hours. Water, water, water, the parched lips feebly murmured; 
but as it had been strictly enjoined that no water must be al- 
lowed a patient, no one had dared to give him but a teaspoonful 
at a time. But the sister, remembering how she had suffered 
from the burning thirst, and that Ward could not live, for the 
doctor had said so, resolved that he should have what he craved. 
She went quietly in the twilight to the spring and brought a 
pitcher full of the clear, cold water and gave him all he wanted 
to drink. He soon sank to sleep, and in the morning when Dr. 
Pratt came he pronounced his patient decidedly better, and no 
doubt thought his recovery was owing to his medical skill. 

The} ears that followed brought many trials, sorrows and 
discouragements. The seasons were unfavorable for farming. 
The summer of 1816 came, cold and dry. On the sixth of June 
snow fell nearly all the forenoon and at night the ground froze. 
No corn was raised that year and but little hay. 1817 was very 
cold but wet, so that there was a plentiful crop of hay, yet no 
corn and but little grain. Yet above all the anxieties of the past 
was the undeniable realization that the health of Benjamin 
White was slowly but surely failing. During the winters of 
1816 and 1817 he was unable to leave the house, where, March 
30, 181 7, he died, at the early age of 43 years. His remains lie 



iS WHITE. 

in tlu- burying ground at Eaton Center, less than a mile from 
the home where he had come only twelve years before expecting 
to spend man)- years with his parents, wife and children. 

Benjamin White, when a boy, attended the district school 
in Salisbury, where, by his natural ability and studious habits, 
he made rapid progress in the [ew branches of education which 
at that time were taught in the common schools. Both sexes 
were taught to read, write, and spell, but it was not then con- 
sidered necessary that girls should require a knowledge of arith- 
metic or of grammar. When Benjamin White was seventeen 
years of age, being desirous of greater advantages than the little 
school in Salisbury possessed, or perhaps having reached the 
limit of its ' 'curriculum," he went for one winter to an academy 
in an adjoining town, the expenses of his tuition and board be- 
ing paid with money he had received from the sale of a colt 
which had been given him and which he had taken, care of and 
trained. This rudimentary education was supplemented by 
constant reading, as time and opportunity permitted. He took 
especial interest in politics, but his failing health and the work 
of providing for a large family forbade him from taking the 
prominent place in the affairs of the community that his ability 
might seem to warrant. 

He was ever regarded by all as a man of upright character 
and his death at the early age of forty-three years was felt as an 
irreparable loss to all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. 

Isaac White served as a scout for the continental army in 
the revolutionary war. The following account will show that 
he was considerable of a strategist : It was in one of the Indian 
wars that he had a hair-breadth escape. He was caught un- 
armed, and discovered an Indian approaching him with uplifted 
tomahawk. He jumped and ran, but, glancing back over his 
shoulder, he saw the red-skin in the act of throwing the hatchet 
and succeeded in dodging it, packing it up as he ran. The In- 
dian gained on him rapidly, however, although the way was up 
a steep hill, and before he was aware of it had grasped his vest 
collar. Quick as thought Isaac threw back his arms and the jerk 
the Indian gave threw him off his feet, as the vest slipped off 
easily. The few seconds the Indian spent in recovering himself 
and picking up the fallen tomahawk sufficed to enable Isaac to 
reach a grove in which was a large fallen tree. Jumping behind 
this he found a broken limb, and in the nick of time. The Indian 
was in the act of leaning over to brain his would-be victim, when 
he was knocked down with a blow of the club and dispatched 
with his own tomahawk, which had thrice changed possession in 
this the last chase of his life. 

As illustrating one of the methods of exchange during the 



white, ig 

earliest years of the White family at Eaton, and before their 
apple trees had begun to bear, Benjamin White's daughter Wel- 
tha, then about thirteen years old, took a bag of bread on horse- 
back to the Indian settlement at Stockbridge, a distance of ten 
miles through the woods, and bartered it for apples, which she 
brought back in the same manner. 

Benjamin White married his cousin Betsey Sawyer, of Pow- 
nal, Vt., January 5, 1795. 



BENJAMIN WHITE 



Benjamin White, 4th g. Isaac White, 3d g. Isaac White, 2d g. Win. White, 1st g. 

1. Eliza, born Nov. II, 1795. 



Benjamin White 
Betsey Sawyer 
And children 



Lucy, born March 12, 1797. 
Weltha W., bom Feb. 15, 1798. 
Ward W., born Sept. 19, 1799. 
Julia, born April 14, 1 80 1. 
Caroline M., born July 28, 1803. 
Isaac, born Jan. 31, 1806. 
Sarah K., born Sept. 19, 1808. 
Mary, born Aug. 20, 181 1. 
Lucy died May 11, 1798. 



In August, 1818, Isaac White died suddenly of an acute 
billious attack at the age of 73 years, and his grave was made 
beside that of his son's. The family, excepting those that had 
married and found other homes, remained on the farm until 
1 82 1, when it was leased, and the family of Benjamin White re- 
moved to New Hartford, N. Y., where the girls who were of suf- 
ficient age found employment in the cotton mills of that place. 
The widow of Isaac White had a home with her daughter, Mrs. 
Betsey Hollenbeck, who had some time previously come from 
Connecticut and was living on the farm owned by Col. Uriah 
Leland, situated on the Cherry Valley Turnpike, about one and 
one-half miles north of Morrisville. Here she was tenderly 
cared for by her daughter during the remainder of her life. She 
died in 1839 at the advanced age of 84. 

Her grand daughter, Mrs. Louise Radford Brooks, in an 
interesting letter from Coon Rapids, Iowa, writes thus of her: 
"Of Grandmother White I have a good memory. She was a 
pleasant, childish-looking, little old lady, always quietly sitting 
in her rocking chair or lying down. She used, after drinking 
her tea, to turn her cup over on its side in the saucer. This, I 
learned on inquiry, signified that she wished no more, a Con- 
necticut custom which she still adhered to. My mother re- 
sembled her in every way, in personal appearances as well as in 



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drspositisn. I can reirtembet perfectly every thing pertaining to 
her, although more than fifty years have passed since she died 
and 1 was but a child when I used to go up to Aunt Betty's to 
visit her." 

Benjamin White's widow and those of her children that re- 
mained with her had a home together in New Hartford, N. Y., 
until her death. She had suffered from pulmonary consumption 
for many years and from this cause she died January 24, 1826, 
aged 52. 

The home was soon afterwards broken up, the younger 
children finding homes with the older brother and sisters who 
were married. The members of the family were never widely 
separated, all but two of them, Ward and Weltha, being nearly 
all of their lives residents of Madison Co., N. Y. 

Isaac White adhered to many of the customs of his Quaker 
ancestry, keeping his hat on at all times and on all occasions 
and using the phraseology of the Quakers in his speech. In 
person he resembled his father, being tall and of fair complexion. 
He was quick at repartee and fond of perpetrating jokes on 
others, especially on his wife, who, being of the opposite tem- 
perament, never returned his bantering but quietly accepted his 
jokes, which were sometimes rather annoying. The grand- 
children that lived in the house with him were somewhat in fear 
of him and of the traps that might be set for them. 

Copy of the inventory of the personal property of Isaac 
White, of Eaton, deceased: 



One sorel bald face horse 


- $35-°° 


One bay mare 


- 35-o° 


One old mare 


- 5-°° 


( )ne yeaned colt 


- 33°° 


One Suckling colt - 


- 12.00 


One lame cow 


7.00 


31^ lbs. drag teeth 


4.00 


One hand saw 


1. 00 


( )ne Coopers Adze - 


•75 


( )ne plane iron 


.12^ 


One Shove 


•25 


( )ne axe 


•75 


10 lbs. old iron 


.70 


( )ne bake kittle 


•75 


( )ne dish and tea kittle - 


•75 


24 lbs. old iron 


- 3-°° 


17 lbs. plow irons - 


- 1. 19 


One trap ... 


.56 


One old gun - 


- 3°° 


4 yds. fuld cloth 


4.00 


( )ne lantern - 


2.25 


One pale ... 


.25 


Four bowls - - - 


.18 



One chest .... 

One old wheal ... 

One small blanket - 

One bed and under bed, one bed 
stid, two woolin sheats, two 
bed quilts, one blanket and 
bed cord .... 

One black and white bed quilt - 

One Blanket - 

Three meal bags - 

One great coat ... 

One strait body coat 

Two Pair Pantaloons 

Three Toe Shirts - 

Two woolin Shirts - 

One old vest - 

Five pairs stocking - 

One pare mogasons - - - 

Eight pillow cases - 

One pare sheats ... 

One table cloth and towel 

One puter platter ... 

Fore earthen plates - 



■50 
•50 
•25 



12.00 
1. 00 

•5° 
1.50 

1. 00 

2.00 

•75 
2.00 

•75 

•12% 
I. OO 

.50 
2.00 
I.50 

•75 
•5° 

•37^ 



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Two boxes 


•25 


2 old hogs 


. 


10.00 


Eight lbs. wool 


- 300 


3 shotes - 


. 


1.50 


Fore Sheap - 


4.00 


3 old chares 


- 


.18 


Beatle ring and wages 


1. 00 


One table 


- 


•5° 


Three lbs. wool 


- -75 


5^ tons hay - 


. 


22.00 


One threequarter auger - 


•lift 


One Iron kittle 


- 


2-75 


Part of a dear Skin 


•25 


20 bushels oats 


. 


12.00 


Two old reels 


•75 


10^ bushels barley. 


, damaged - 


5.00 


One old chest 


•25 


1 1 bushels peas 


- 


7-5° 


( hie foot wheal 


- 1-50 


Corn 


- 


4.00 



WlNSOR COMAN, 
Appraiser — 

Eaton Nov. 10th, 1818. 



Copy of the deed given by Isaac White: 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come. Greeting. 

Know ye that I, Isaac White of Salisbury in Litchfield Co. and State of Con- 
necticut, for the Consideration of Sixteen hundred sixty three dollars and thirty 
foure cents Received to the full satisfaction of Nathaniel Church of Salisbury afore- 
said, Do give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said Nathaniel Church, his 
heirs and assigns for ever, the one half of the two following described Lots of Land 
lying in Said Salisbury. The first lot is butted and bounded as followsj viz. : Be- 
ginning at Walnut Staddle marked and stones to it, being the south west and first 
defined corner of a seventy five Acre First Warrant to William White in the fiist 
section, said corner stones on the side at the mountain as described in said White's 
survey, thense north 64 16 East 13 chains and 90 links to a heap of stones, being 
the south west corner of the Widow Smith's Lot, thense north 6° east 13 chains and 
50 links to a heap of stones, thense north 4 13 chains west, II chains 70 links to a 
black oak stump and stones to it, thense north 20 west 17 chains 50 links to a heap 
of stones, thense south 70 links west 20 chains and 77 links to a heap of stones, thense 
a straight line to the first mentioned corner, and in the hote of two and a half acres 
the hull wedth of Sd lot at the South End the hote of Whites fortey fore acres and 
one half, to be conveyed to Sd Church. The second piece of Land is butted and 
bounded as follows viz. Begginning at a heap of stones in the east line of the High 
way opposite of the north end of the Widow Smith's house, thense north 86° 30 east 
9 chains and 30 links to a Black Ash and stones to it, thense north 73 East 6 chains 
and 70 links to a White Ash and stones Laid to it, thense north 55 East one chain 
and 50 links to a stone, thense north 40 East 9 chains and 70 links to Housatonick 
River, thense northerly on the bank of Sd River to a mear stone on Darius Gastins 
corner, thense north 73 west 24 chains and 50 links to a heap of stones, thense 
southwest 7 chains and 20 links to a mear stone, thence south 40 west 6 chains and 
43 links to a heap of stones, thense a straight line to the first mentioned corner, con- 
taining about seventy foure acres the one half deeded to Sd Church. 

To have and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the ap- 
purtenances thereof unto him the said Nathaniel Church, his heirs and assigns for- 
ever, to his and their own proper use and behoof. And also I, the said Isaac White 
do for myself and my heirs executors and administrators, covenant with the said 
Nathaniel Church, his heirs and assigns, that at and until the ensealing of these 
presents to well seized of the premises as a good indefeasible estate in fee-simple, 
and have good right to bargain and sell the same in manner and form as is above 
written, and that the same is free from all incumbrance whatsoever. 

And furthermore I, the said Isaac White, do by these presents bind myself and 
my heirs forever to warrant and defend the above granted and bargained premises 



22 WHITE, NASH, STEVENS. 

to tun the said Nathaniel Church, his heirs and assigns against all claims ami de- 
mands \s hatsoever. 

in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the ioth day of 
March, Anno Domius, 1S04. 

Signed sealed and delivered [SAAC WHITE, 

in presence o| Litchfield Co. Canaan. 

Samuel White 
Benjmn White 

A. D. 1804. 

Personally appeared Isaac White signer and sealer of the foregoing instrument 
and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed before me. 

Jas. Burrbi 1 , 

Just. Peace. 



ELIZA WHITE NASH. 

Born in Salisbury, Ct. 



Eliza, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Eliza White married Preserved Cossett, of Morrisville. He 
died in 1858. March 12, 1865, she married Asa Nash, of Pratts 
Hollow, N. Y. After his death, which occurred in 1871, she 
removed to Norwich, N. Y., to the home of her only child, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Stevens, where she peacefully died May 28th, 1881, 
aged 85. She had a vigorous mind and a remarkable memory. 
She was ever kind and affectionate and the needy were never 
turned from the door with wants unrelieved. 

Possessed of great executive ability herself, she had little 
patience with indolence or inefficiency in others. 

Pleasant memories of her will ever remain with those that 
knew her intimately and well. 



ELIZABETH STEVENS, 

Elizabeth, 6th g. Eliza, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. 

William, 1st g. 

' Helen E., born May 8, 1837. 

John G., born April 13, 1842. 
Elizabeth and George F., born July 25, 1843. 
S. S. Stevens ^ Samuel S., born March 10, 1845. 
And children Elizabeth born June 15, 1846. 

Ida M., born Feb. 25, 1850. 

Jennie L., born June 21, 1854. 

Elizabeth Stevens was born in Eaton, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1816. 

Married S. S. Stevens, Oct. 1st, 1834. 

The following sketches are taken from the Norwich Journal: 

"Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, on her marriage with Captain Stevens, in 1834, went 
with him to Syracuse to live, where they resided until Nov. 1, 1847, when they re- 
moved to Norwich, where they have since resided. Norwich was then but a small 



STEVENS. 23 

hamlet, and together they have witnessed its growth to its present size. Since Mrs. 
Stevens has lived in this village she has, by her kindness to all, her faithful services 
and deeds of charity, commended herself to all as a most worthy and estimable 
lady. She gave her three sons to her country to fight for the Union, and was al- 
ways most patriotic in her desire for the success of our cause. She has been ill for 
some time, her final disease from the effects of paralysis. She leaves, in addition 
to her aged companion, four daughters and one son, all useful and respected mem- 
bers of society. ' ' 

"Yesterday morning, Oct. 26, 1893, Captain Stevens paid the last debt to nature, 
and a familiar and conspicuous figure was removed from our midst. His death came 
suddenly and unexpectedly. He had attained the ripe old age of 79, but from his 
carriage and ever buoyant spirits one would have scarcely thought him more than 
fifty years old. He had lived in this village nearly fifty years and had always been 
identified with all that has been done to make Norwich a prosperous and flourish, 
ing city. Years ago, when the canal was the main channel of transportation, Captain 
Stevens had command of the fast packet which ran between Norwich and Bing- 
hampton, hence his pseudonym. 

When the war of the rebellion broke out, no man in Chenango Co. responded 
more patriotically or sacrificed more for the cause of the Union. He gave his sons 
to the army and his time and money to the encouragement of the 'boys in blue, ' and 
his memory will ever be alive in the hearts of his friends and neighbors whose con- 
dolence goes out with sympathy to his bereaved children. Bravely, unflinchingly, 
he met all the duties of life here on earth and he has entered into the new domain 
of the existence beyond secure in the faith of an appreciating all-wise Creator. 
Would that there were more in this and every other community like Captain Stevens. 
He leaves one son, S. S. Stevens, Jr., of Syracuse, and four daughters, Mrs. F. L. 
Jenks, Mrs. I. N. Davis, Mrs. C. D. Cornwall, all of Binghampton, and Helen, 
who has always made her home with her father. " 



JOHN a STEVENS, 

John G., 7th g. Elizabeth, 6th g. Eliza, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

cut- Plorence, born Dec. <:, 186 c;. 
Sarah Lewis < r , , * T „ • > o<-_ J 

And children \ Grace ' bom J une 5' l86 7- 

John G. Stevens died Sept. 3d, 1871. Sarah, his wife, died 
Dec. 3d, 1886. Grace, their daughter, died Jan. 16, ii 
Florence married William Dedeneek, July 6, 1887. 

(See sketches of John and George Stevens. ) 



GEORGE F, STEVENS, 

George, 7th g. Elizabeth, 6th g. Eliza, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st. g. 

George F. Stevens ["Mary H., born Feb. 6, 1874. 
Kate Snedekir <{ Minerva H., born Nov. 8, 1878. 
And children ^ David Follet, born Nov. 8, 1878. 

George F. Stevens married Kate Snedekir, Oct. 17, 1871. 
George F. died Dec. 5, 1880. David F., died Dec. 18, 1881. 



1 4 STEVENS. 

George F. Stevens was a resident of Norwich, Chenango 
Co., N. Y., from the time he was four years of age until his 
death at the age of 37. He gained a good common school edu- 
cation in the village schools, with which, excellent judg- 
ment and steady habits, he merged into manhood. Just then 
tlu- breaking out of the rebellion stirred up the noble patriotic 
sentiments within him and, Aug. 19, 1861, he, with his brother 
John G., enlisted in the 44th New York volunteers, better known 
as the Ellsworth Regiment, which was composed of choice young 
men from every part of the state. He served his country faith- 
fully and well, thinking more of that than of his own individual 
welfare. He was with his regiment during the Sanguinary con- 
test of the Peninsula, and during the three days' fight in the 
wilderness was conspicuous for his bravery and daring. He 
participated in the battles of Yorktown, West Point, Siege of 
Richmond, Seven Pines, Sanger Station, Fair Oaks, Gaines' 
Mills, Second Bull Run, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericks- 
burg and Gettysburg. 

May 6th, 1864, at the battle of the Wilderness, he was 
wounded in his right shoulder but remained with his regiment 
until he was discharged, in October, 1864. Three or four weeks 
before his death he was taken sick, suffering severe pain in the 
wounded shoulder. Erysipelas set in with such violence as to 
baffle the skill of the physicians, and Dec. 5, 1880, he died. 

JOHN G. STEVENS. 

These two noble brothers, so nearly of an age, enlisted to- 
gether and in camp and field were seldom separated. At the 
battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, John was severely wounded 
in his leg below his knee, the ball splintering the bone. He 
took his knife from his pocket and cut the ball from where it 
had passed through to the back part of his leg. He sat on the 
ground for some time where he fell, watching the progress of 
the battle until a retreat was ordered, when, fearing he might be 
trampled over, he crept into the woods nearby where he re- 
mained until morning, suffering with thirst, suffering for food, 
his shattered leg swollen and painful. 

The morning after the battle he was taken to a hospital 
where the wound was cared for. He was then removed to 
Washington where he remained many weeks, and from there to 
Philadelphia, where his father visited him and was allowed to 
bring him home to Norwich. His health was affected by his 
suffering, yet he lingered on until Sept. 3, 1871, when, as truly 
as if he had died on the battlefield, his young life was given for 
his country. 



STEVENS. 25 



Though here may rise no sculptured domes 
To tell where each doth sleep, 

Your memories in unnumbered homes 
In sacred shrines we keep, 

Your country's heart your glory shields, 

And priceless sheaves from crimson fields 
Shall future ages reap. 



SAMUEL S. STEVENS, Jr. 

Samuel, 7th g. Elizabeth, 6th g. Eliza, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g, 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Samuel S. Stevens married Mary Bradshaw, Oct. 21, 1869. 
They reside in Syracuse, N. Y. 



ELIZABETH STEVENS, 

Elizabeth, 7th g. Elizabeth, 6th g. Eliza, 5th g, Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Elizabeth married F. L. Jenks, Aug. 2, 1870. They reside 
in Binghampton N. Y. 



IDA STEVENS. 

Ida, 7th g. Elizabeth 6th g. Eliza 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 

2d g. William, 1st g. 

Ida Stevens married Charles Cornwall, Dec. 5, 1873. Charles 
Cornwall died in Topeka, Kansas, March 5, 1882. Ida Corn- 
wall resides in Binghampton, N. Y. 



JENNIE L. STEVENS. 

Jennie, 7th g. Elizabeth, 6th g. Eliza, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st. g. 

Jennie Stevens married I. N. Davis, Oct. 22, 1874. They 
reside in Binghampton, N. Y. Harry, son of I. N. and Jennie 
Davis, born Sep. 24, 1878. Since the death of their father, 
Helen E. Stevens resides with her sister, Mrs. Jennie Davis. 



WELTHIA WOODBRIDGE WHITE 

JENNINGS, 



Welthia W. White, born in Salisbury, Ct., Feb. 15, 1798. 
Jan. 7, 1S32, she married, at the home of her sister Julia Nichols, 
in New Hartford, N. Y. , Reuben Jennings, whose birthplace 
was Fair Haven, Bristol Co., Ct. 

In person she resembled her brother, Ward W. , being 
short in stature, of dark complexion and black hair and eyes. 
These traits they inherited from their Grandfather Sawyer. Her 
mind was vigorous and to the last of her long life she took an 
intense interest in the literature of the day. She had been a 
member of the Methodist church since her girlhood and dearly 
loved the church of her choice. She died at her home in Belle- 
ville, N. Y. , Feb. 19, 1881, after an illness of two years with 
paralysis. 

„ , T f Charles W., born Dec. I, 1712. 

w l ! K n fe nn £f. Mary E., born July 15, 1834. 
Welthia W. White <^ ,, i .. \ , J •; , ' , Q ,/- 
.,,.,, Cordelia L. , born July 20, 1036. 

And children ^ Martin Van Buren> born Apr , 2> ^g 



MARY E, JENNINGS, 

Mary, 6th g. Welthia, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. 

William, 1st g. 

Mary Eveline, daughter of R. and W. W. Jennings, was 
born in Verona, N. Y., July 15, 1834. Nov. 12, 1864, she was 
married at her mother's home in Belleville, N. Y., to Hiram 
Hedger, of Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Hiram Hedger J Charles Qct m 

a 7 u-i / enmn S s Frank Earl, born March 12, 1874. 
And children ^ » /■? 

Mary E. Hedger died suddenly at Grand Rapids, Mich., 
Jan. 16, 1876. Sad hearts yet mourn the loss of their loved 
mother, sister, friend. 

Hiram Hedger died some years ago in Michigan. 

Charles W. Hedger is a resident of Jefferson Co., N. Y. 

Frank Earl lives in Michigan. 



CHARLES W, JENNINGS. 

Charles Jennings, 6th g. Welthia White, 5th g. Benjamin White, 4th g. Isaac 
White, 3d g. Isaac White, 2d g. William White, 1st g. 



JENNINGS. 2 7 

Charles W Terminus f Mar ^ Gra y' born Nov - 3> l8 78. 
tt ' .j/ J & Robert Burns, born Tune Q, 1 88 1. 

Harriet Hinman < /r) , . t> j- j o 00 \ 

And children ' ( Robert Burns died Se P- 7, *88i.) 

[ Harold Hinman, born Sep. 27, 1883. 

Charles W. Jennings was born in New Hartford, N. Y. In 
1849 his father removed to Belleville, Jefferson Co., N Y. 

Charles inherited in a marked degree the mental tempera- 
ment and characteristics of his mother, or in other words, the 
White family. Although of frail health he has always possessed 
an able and vigorous mind. For several years he has been a 
valued correspondent of Hoard's Dairyman and other agricult- 
ural papers. In 1887 he took a complete census for Hoard's 
Dairyman of the production and earnings of all the cows of Ellis- 
burg township for that year, which is esteemed by agricultural 
authorities as being very valuable statistical work. He now 
occupies the position of official reporter for the New York Farm 
Institutes. 

Lucy Cordelia, daughter of R. and W. W. Jennings, was 
born in Verona, N. Y. , July 20, 1836. Her home is with her 
brother in Belleville, N. Y. 

Martin Van Buren, son of R. and W. W. Jennings, was 
born in Lenox, N. Y., April 12, 1838, and died Dec. 1st, 1840. 
His death was caused by his clothing taking fire as he was play- 
ing around a stove. He lived less than a week after the acci- 
dent. Martin was a very intelligent child and far beyond most 
children of his age in mental attainments. His untimely death 
was a great grief to his parents, who had looked forward with 
fond hopes to his promising future. 



MAMIE G, JENNINGS, 

Early in the evening of Feb. 22, 1896, Mamie, only daugh- 
ter of C. W. and Harriet Jennings "fell asleep" after an illness 
of several weeks. Not yet eighteen, she had not found that life 
holds sorrow — that there are thorns among the roses. Possessed 
of a happy disposition, she made many friends and was the sun- 
shine of the home, now so desolate. Her dearest ones are sad 
indeed where she has left them, but they find comfort in remem- 
bering how happy she was when with them. Yet we are gladly 
sure that — 

" In the clear morning of that other country, 

In paradise, 
With the same face that we have loved and cherished, 

She shall arise. 
Let us be patient, we who mourn with weeping 

Some vanished face 
The Lord has taken, but to add more beauty 

And a diviner grace. 



28 JENNINGS, \\ 111 i i . 

And we shall find once more beyond earth's sorrows, 

Beyond these skies, — 
In the fair city of the sure foundation, 

Those heavenly eyes, 
With the same welcome shining through their sweetness 

That met us here; 
Eyes from whose beauty God has banished weeping 

And wiped away the tear. 

Think of us, dearest one, while o'er life's waters 

We seek the land, 
Missing thy voice, thy touch and the true helping 

Of thy pure hand; 
Till through the storm and tempest, safely anchored 

Just on the other side, 
We find thy dear face shining through death's shadows, 

Not changed, but glorified." 



WELTHIA W, JENNINGS, 

In person she resembled her brother, Ward W., being 
short in stature, of dark complexion, and black hair and eyes. 
These traits they inherited from their grandfather Sawyer. Her 
mind was vigorous, and to the last of her long life, she took an 
intense interest in the literature ef the day. She had been a 
member of the Methodist church since her girlhood, and dearly 
loved the church of her choice. She died at her home, in Bell- 
ville, N. Y , Feb. 16, 1881, after an illness of two years with 
paralysis. 



WARD WALTON WHITE, 



Ward W., 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Ward W. White, eldest son of Benjamin and Betsey (Saw- 
yer) White, was born in Salisbury, Ct., Sep. 19, 1799. After 
the death of his father in 1817, he remained with his mother and 
accompanied her to New Hartford, N. Y., when the family re- 
moved there in 1821. He soon after returned to M orris ville, N. 
Y., and in 1823 married Arvilla Bicknell, a daughter of Major 
Bennett Bicknell of that place. 

Ward White united with the Methodist church at the age of 
23 and received a license to preach, but his name was not en- 
rolled among the list of the traveling preachers of Oneida Con- 
ference until 1834, when he was appointed to the Morrisville 
charge. He afterwards preached in other places in Madison, 
Cayuga and Tompkins Counties. 

Ward White made no pretentions to scholarly attainments, 



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WHITE. 29 

yet few men who nourish their college honors could compare with 
him in native eloquence and ability. The schools can give di- 
plomas but they cannot give brains. He died suddenly of apo- 
plexy, Nov. 19, 1853, at Ludlowville, Tompkins Co. N. Y. 

Arvilla B. White died at Morrisville, N. Y., of consumption, 
Nov. 30, 1827, aged 24 years. 

Artm^BicknellI Geor g e Gar y' born Au ^ 3 1 ' l824 ' 

\Tlu Lucinda B., born March 12, 1826. 

And children ^ 

After the death of his wife he married Melissa Palmer of 
Morrisville, who died in 1839. 

Ward White f ., . . ~ ' Q 
Melissa Palmer J Mana ' born Dec * 5 ' l834 ' 
And children \J ohn ' born Feb ' 9> l8 3 6 ' 

In 1 841 Ward White married Cynthia Butler of Cayuga. 

f Thomas, born Sep. 26, 1842. 
Ward White | Mary, born Jan. 4, 1845. 
Cynthia Butler^ Cornelia, born Feb. 26, 1847. 



And children 



Harriet, born Jan. 14, 1849. 
William, born Nov. 9, 1850. 



GEORGE GARY WHITE, 

George G., 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. 

William, 1st g. 

He was a resident of Madison Co., N. Y., until the spring 
of 1846. He then went to Dodge Co., Wis., and bought a farm 
near Juneau. March 30, 1847, he married Harriet F. Birdseye, 
oldest daughter of Levi and Emily Birdseye of New Hartford, 
N. Y., the wedding journey being to the new home in Wiscon- 
sin. The New York Central R. R. was not yet an accomplished 
fact and the only public conveyance across New York was the 
Erie Canal or the ' 'stage." From Buffalo to Milwaukee they 
went on the lakes, finishing the remaining 80 miles of the bridal 
trip in a wagon purchased in Milwaukee. 



George G. White 
Harriet Birdseye 
And children 



Arvilla E., born Dec. 30, 1847. 
Thomas J., born Oct. 21, 1849. 
Bennett B., born July 4, 1851. 
George W., born Jan. 18, 1854. 
Esther F., born Feb. 1, 1857. 
Charles R., born June 17, i860. 
Nellie L., born March 6, 1863. 
Archie, born Oct. II, 1866. 



Arvilla, Thomas, Charles, Nellie and Archie are at present 
members of their father's family. 



30 WHITE. 

Harriet F. White, wife of George G. White, died April 14, 
1896, aged 68 years. 

On her marriage she left her father's comfortable home and 
with feer husband shared cheerfully and bravely the privations 
of a pioneer life. She was an invalid many years and for a 
period of fifteen years was unable to leave the house and for 
some time was confined to the bed. Invariably cheerful and 
patient, she has left to all in her unselfish life the precious leg- 
acy of a consistent Christian's example 



BENNETT B, WHITE, 

Bennett, 7th g. George G., 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Bennett B. married Lauretta Osmon, July 2, 1874. They 
live on a farm a short distance from his father. 

Bennett B. White f ~ ^ u u 1 00 

Lauretta Osmon J Cora E ' born ?ek * 4 ' l88 °- 
And children I Harne " M " born J** I7 ' l884 " 



GEORGE W, WHITE, 

George W., 7th g. George G., 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Banjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 
3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

George W. White, after leaving the district school, was a 
student for a time at Beaver Dam, Wis., and afterward gradu- 
ated at Evansville, 111. He is a minister of the M. E. church 
and is at the present time stationed at Sheboygan, Wis. 

George W. White f Edith L., born April 28, 1882. 
Flora Smith < Mabel E., born June 19, 1884. 

And children [Alfred G., born July 17, 1886. 

ESTHER E WHITE, 

Esther, 7th g. George G., 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Esther F. White married John W. Yates, Dec. 29, 1885. 

John W. Yates f Ethel Grace, born May 10, 1887. 
Esther F. White < Willard Wilson, born June 16, if 
And children [Laura Emily, born Aug., 1890. 



LUCINDA B, WHITE. 

Lucinda, 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. 

William, 1st g. 

Lucinda B. White was born in Morrisville, N. Y., March 
12, 1826. She married William T. Searles, of Ellisbnrg, N. Y. 
March 12, 1846. 



White, searles. 



3i 



William T. Searles 
Lucinda B. White 
And children 



Ellen A., born Nov. 8, 1 847. 
Fanny A., born Dec. 3, 1848. 
Mary W., born Sep. 8, 1850. 

(Mary W. died Dec. 14, 1851.) 
Charles W., born May 28, 1852. 
' Lucia E., born May 4, 1854. 

(Lucia E. died Aug. 28, 1854.) 
Ida L., born Oct. 21, 1856. 
George W., born Mar. 15, 1858. 
James E., born Dec. 2, 1863. 

William T. Searles and family lived in Ellisburg for a few 
years after his marriage and then moved to Belleville, N. Y., 
where they remained until after his death, which occurred May 
12, 1864. Mrs. Searles afterward removed to Adams, where 
she still resides. 



ELLEN A, SEARLES, 

Ellen T., 7th g. Lucinda, 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Ellen A. Searles married Henry G. Munger, Feb. 6, 1867. 

Mabel I., born Oct. 25, 1868. 
Bertha E., born Nov. 30, 1870. 
Fred L., born June 18, 1872. 
Mary E., born March 6, 1876. 
Fanny L., born Nov. 8, 1877. 
Alice, born 1879. 

Bruce Gillette, born June II, 1890. 
(Bruce Gillette died Oct. 27, 1893.) 

Mabel I. Munger married Robert E. Steele, of Herkimer, 
N. Y., June 27, 1895. 

Henry G. Munger and family are residents of Herkimer, 
N. Y. 



Henry C. Munger 
Ellen A. Searles 
And children 



FANNY A, SEARLES, 

Fanny, 7th g. Lucinda, 6th g. Ward, 5th g Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Fanny A. Searles married Lochinvar L. Stearns, Sep. 17, 
1866. 

Ella L., daughter of L. L. and Fanny Stearns, born June 
30, 1870. 

L. L. Stearns died June 24th, 1872. 

Mrs. Fanny Stearns married Willis Copeland, Sep. 15, 1873. 

f Clarence C, born Feb. 4, 1875. 
Willis Copeland | Edwin, born April, 1877. 
Fanny Stearns -l Jessie E., born Oct., 1881. 
And children | Nettie, born Feb., 1883. 

^ Lesley, born July, 1886, 

They reside in Wichita, Kansas. 



3 2 ARI.KS. 

CHARLES W. SEARLES. 

Charles, 7th g. Lucinda, 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Charles \V. Searles married Blanche Clark, Dec, 1877. 

Calvin C, born Jan. 28, 1879. 
Willie S., boen Jan. 17, 1881. 
Delia W., born Dec, 1885. 
Blanche Clark | Charles W., born March, 1887. 

And children George W., born Oct., 1888. 

(Willie S., died Sep., 1882.) 
(Charles W., died Oct. 1888.) 

Mrs. Blanche Searles died July 12, 1890. The family re- 
side in Chicago. 



Charles W. Searles 



IDA L SEARLES, 

Ida, 7th g. Lucinda, 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 

2d g. William, 1st g. 

Ida L. Searles married Moses B. Plumb, Sep. 10, 1874. 

Ida L. Searles ( Anna Grace, born Aug. 19, 1875. 
Moses Plumb -| Edna M., born Aug. 21, 1877. 
And children ( Mosella, born Jan. 12, 1881. 

Moses Plumb died Jan. 4, 1881. The family live in Adams, 
N. Y. 



GEORGE W, SEARLES, 

George, 7th g. Lucinda, 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

George W. Searles married Mary E. Grosvenor, June 12, 
1881. 

George W. Searles i Elizabeth G., born March 15, 1884. 
Mary E. Grosvenor -j Louisa B., born March 15, 1884. 
And children ( Mary White, born Oct. 21, 1886. 

Mrs. Mary Searles died May 12, 1892. 

George W. Searles and family reside at Little Falls, N. Y. 



JAMES EDWARD SEARLES. 

da, 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 
Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

James E. Searles married Minnie E, Hall, Aug. 12, 1885. 

James Edward, Jr., born July 24, 1887. 
Helen, born Oct. — , 1896. 

J. E. Searles and family reside at Little Falls, N. Y. 



James, 7th g. Lucinda, 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. 

Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 



MARIA WHITE 



Maria, 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac 2d g, 

William, 1st g. 

Maria married Jerome Terry in 185 1. 

f William. 

Lillian. 

Ella. 

Susie. 

Ira. 
_ Claude. 

Jerome and Maria Terry both died in Michigan, many years 
ago. Their children were living in different places in the state, 
when last heard from. 



Maria White 
Jerome Terry 
And children 



John White, brother to Maria Terry, "went to sea" in Sep- 
tember, 1852, and for many years no tidings of him has reached 
his friends. 



THOMAS B, WHITE 

Thomas, 6th g. Ward, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. 

William, 1st g. 

Thomas B. White Married Nettie Breed, of Chenango Co., 
N. Y., January 24, 1872. He is a lawyer by profession, and re- 
sides in Syracuse. 



Mary and her sister Harriet live at 55 West Buffalo St., 
Ithaca, N. Y. 



CORNELIA WHITE, 

Cornelia married Richard H. Dowe, Sept. 17, 1869. 

i Murray, born Nov. 7, 1871. 
►we < Adeline, born March 28, 1874. 



Cornelia White 

Richard H. Dowc s nucuuc, uum. wan-n <su, n 

And children ( Paul, born Sept. 16, 1877. 



They reside in Ithaca, N. Y. 



WILLIAM WHITE, 

William married Jennie Smalley, June 10, 1882. 

Wm. White ( Fanny, born March 26, 1883. 

Jenny Smalley -j Sadie, born May 27, 1735* 
And children ( Helen, born Apr. 29, 1889. 

William White and family live at Slatersville, N. Y. 



JULIA WHITE, 



Julia White tlic fifth child of Benjamin and Betsey White, 
was born in Salisbury, Conn., April 14th, 1801. February 2d, 
1829, she married Benjamin Goddard Nichols, one of the first 
settlers of the town of New Hartford, Oneida Co., N. Y. He, 
with his parents and ten brothers and sisters, emigrated from 
Framingham, Mass., in 1793, to the then unbroken wilderness. 

In a few years a farm of 120 acres was cleared, a com- 
modious house was built on the high land overlooking, toward 
the south and west, the beautiful Sauquoit valley, which now, 
with its numerous manufacturing villages, and the fertile farms 
of the hillsides, presents a picture of which the eye of the be- 
holder never tires. Here he spent the remainder of his life. He 
was a man of unassuming manners, but justly esteemed for his 
integrity, and he left to his children the precious remembrance 
of his upright life. 

He died October 2d, 1848, and is buried in the cemetery at 
Norwich Corners, Herkimer Co., where also his parents and 
many others of his kindred rest. 

The next year after the death of her husband, Julia Nichols 
sold the farm on which they had lived in New Hartford, and, 
with her three youngest children, removed to Madison Co., N. 
Y., to a home which she had bought in the village of Stock- 
bridge. 

January 3d, 1853, she married Thomas Adkins, of that 
place. He was born in Poultney, Vt., Nov. 4, 1709, but had 
been a resident of Stockbridge for some years. He had been a 
member of the Methodist church since 1816, and a class leader 
for fifty years. He used to say : "I love the whole army of 
Israel, but I love my own regiment the most." He invariably 
had a smile and cherry word of greeting for everyone, and is 
still kept in affectionate remembrance by his old-time neighbors 
and friends. He died in Euclid, N. Y. , Feb. 21, 1880, at the 
age of 90 years. 

Julia Adkins was a member of the Methodist church, as 
were also her brothers and sisters, excepting the youngest sister. 
Like all of her father's children, she had a bright mind and a 
wonderfully retentive memory. I doubt not if she had been 
asked to describe any event that occurred within her observa- 
tion since her early childhood, she could have given it, time and 
place. She read every book that came within her reach ; prose, 
poetry, history, theology, all came in for their share of criticism. 

When the dark days of '61 overshadowed this land, with- 



WHITE, BIRDSEYE. 3$ 

out a murmer she gave her only son to the defence of his 
country and it's flag. She was suddenly called away. After a 
sickness of two days' duration, she died Aug. 21st, 1872. 



' Arvilla White, born Feb. 4, 1830. 
Caroline Louisa, born Oct. 22, 1833. 
Emily Jennette, born Feb. 12, 1836. 
Benjamin White, born Sept. 10, 1837. 

All born in the home in New Hartford, N. Y. 



Julia White 

Benjamin G. Nichols < 

And children 



Arvilla W. Nichols married Lucius H. Birdseye, of New 
Hartford, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1845. 

Ida Arvilla, only child of L. H., and Arvilla Birdseye, was 
born in New Hartford, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1848. 

In the spring of 1856, L. H. Birdseye and family removed 
to Utica, N. Y., Mr. Birdseye having been, for some time pre- 
vious to this, a teacher in the public schools of that place. 

Arvilla W. Birdseye died Oct. 3d, 1864, after three weeks' 
illness with typhoid fever. Many years have passed since that 
day, yet the influence of her beautiful life yet remains as a 
benediction to all that came within her influence. She cheered 
and comforted the poor with kind words and deeds, and for the 
last three years of her life many had cause to remember with 
gratitude the loyal hearted friend that so generously gave of 
her time and her means in aid of their necessities. 

Young in years, yet — 

"That life is long that answers life's great end." 



IDA ARVILLA BIRDSEYE 

The only child ot L. H. and Arvilla W. Birdseye, was born 
in New Hartford, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1872. October 8, 1872, she 
married Albert A. Capeling, of Stockbridge, N. Y. 

A. A. Capeling was born in Kent, England, Oct. 23, 1844, 
but came to this country, with his parents, when five years of 
age. 

Immediately after their marriage, they went to Rochester 
to live. Mary Arvilla, their only child, was born in Rochester, 
Dec. 25, 1873, and died August 8, 1874. Soon after the death 
of her babe, Ida Capeling began to show symptoms of failing 
health, and died, of consumption, June 27, 1877. Her remains 
and those of her babe were brought to Stockbridge for burial. 

A. A. Capeling removed to Oneida, N. Y., in 1880, and 
Oct. 27, 1882, he married Eliza Evenden, of that place. They 
live at Oneida Castle. 



36 NIlllMl s, \ \\|)|. KI'OOI.. 

LOUESA C NICHOLS, 

Although she was of feeble constitution from birth, yet 
cheerfully and conscientiously she ever discharged "the duty 
that lay Dearest," often going beyond her physical strength in 
her unselfish care for others. After the death of her mother 
and brother, in 1S73, the home in Stockbridge was given up, 
and she was cordially welcomed to the household of "Aunt 
Mary," in Eaton, and here she died, of consumption, Dec. 16, 
1883. She rests in the beautiful cemetery at Stockbridge, be- 
side the beloved brother. 



JENNETT E VANDERPOOL 

Is the only descendant of Benjamin and Julia Nichols, now 
living. For a number of years she was engaged in teaching in 
Madison, Oneida, and Orleans counties. Dec. 17, 1877, she 
married Allen Vanderpool, of Lyndonville, Orleans Co., N. Y. 
He was born in Glen, Montgomery Co., N. Y., July 22, 1819, 
and died, of .consumption, in Lyndonville, March 19, 1888. In 
October, 1891, Mrs. Vanderpool returned to Eaton, N. Y., and 
learning that the home formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. 
Thomas Potter was for sale, she bought it, and it has since 
been her place of residence. 



BENJAMIN W. NICHOLS, 

He passed an uneventful life during the years of his youth 
and early manhood, until October 5, 1861, when he enlisted in 
Battery K, 1st N. Y. Artillery, under Capt. Walter Stocking, of 
Stockbridge, and immediately left for Elmira, N. Y., where the 
regiment remained for a few weeks before going to Washington. 
The regiment to which he belonged participated in many of the 
battles which were fought in Maryland and Virginia, including 
South Mountain, Antietam, Winchester, Chancellorsville, Fred- 
ericksburg, also Gettysburg. He received his discharge in 
December, 1864, and returned home, where he remained most 
of the time until his death, which occured March 18, 1873. 

The following tribute to his memory is furnished by one 
who knew him well : 

"As 1 look back on my life from childhood, I find many of my pleasantest 
recollections are associated with my cousin Ben. I think few persons were more 
warmly greeted at my old home, by both old and young, than he. His quaint 
drollery, his unfailing good nature and witty repartes, made his company a source 
of delight to the young people, and his steadfast integrity, kindly speech, his in- 
tellectual as well as mechanical ability, made him a favorite with the elder mem- 
bers of the household, for, on whatever topic the conversation might run, he could 
bear a creditable part, full of interest to his hearers. A fine appreciation of the 






NICHOLS. 37 

best in literature, rendered more comprehensive by a great love of reading, made 
his judgment and conversation on any important topic very refreshing, interspersed, 
as it often was, with shrewd, humorous comments, and I always noticed that a 
strong under-current of manliness pervaded his remarks. But he was very un- 
obtrusive, indeed, if it might be called a fault, his extreme modesty was one. Yet 
whenever he was called to fill a position of responsibility, his conscientiousness com- 
pelled the exact and honorable fulfillment of duty. His patriotism, though quiet, 
was strong and sincere, and among my most prized letters are those I received from 
him when a soldier ; they were so bright and racy, and so full of terse, vivid des- 
criptions of his life in the South, and through them all there breathed a strong 
spirit of devotion to the cause of his country. Of his after life, I saw him for years 
subsequently, suffering from the effect of an injury he received while in the army, yet 
patiently striving to be a worker in life's field, evidently growing weaker as the 
months went by, till the sorrowful truth came home to us that the spring of his life 
was failing, and our cherished friend was passing from us. 

His sufferings were intense, yet borne like a soldier. I shall never forget, 
when near the close of his last hour on earth, I tried, with choking voice, to sing, 
at his request, that sweet hymn of trust and comfort, sung at the dying bed of so 
many, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," how he tried, with his failing breath, to join in 
the singing, but soon the loved voice was hushed forever — and the cherished 
brother and cousin was at rest. 

"Green be the turf above thee, 

Friend of my early days ; 

None knew thee but to love thee, 

None named thee but to praise." 

— Elizabeth. 



O, TIME AND CHANGE ! 

•How strange it seems, with so much gone 
Of life and love, to still live on ! — 
Only I, alone am left of all that circle now, — 
The dear home faces whereupon 
That fitful firelight paled and shone. 
Henceforward, listen as we will, 
The voices of that hearth are still ; 
Look where we may, the wide earth o'er, 
Those lighted faces smile no more. 
We tread the paths their feet have worn, 
We sit beneath the orchard-trees, 
We hear, like them, the hum of bees 
And rustle of the bladed corn : 
Their written words we linger o'er, 
But in the sun they cast no shade, 
No voice is heard, no sign is made, 
No step is on the conscious floor ! 
Yet Love will dream, and Faith will trust 
(Since He who knows our need is just); 
That somehow, somewhere, meet we must. 
Alas, for him who never sees 
The stars shine through his cypress-trees ! 
Nor looks to see the breaking day 
Across the mournful marbles play ! 
Who hath not learned, in hours of faith, 
The truth to flesh and sense unknown, 
That Life is ever Lord of Death 
And Love can never lose its own ! " 



wmri:. 
CAROLINE Ms WHITE, 

Caroline, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2(1 g. William, 1st g. 

Caroline White was born in Salisbury, Conn., July 28, 
1803, and died, of consumption, in West Eaton, N. Y., 1844. 
She married J. M. Chaphe, of Morrisville, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1845. 
They removed to Eaton, N. Y., in 1853, where they lived until 
1857, when they n moved to a farm in Pierceville, their daugh- 
ter Gertrude, with her husband, sharing their home with them. 
Here Joseph M. Chaphe died Oct. 28, 1868. A few years after 
the death of her husband, Mrs. Caroline Chaphe went to West 
Eaton, where she had purchased a home, and here she lived 
until April 14, 1884, when she was called home. She had 
been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for more 
than fifty years, uniting first at New Hartford, then at Morris- 
ville, while she was a resident of that vicinity, and afterward at 
Eaton and West Eaton. She thoroughly enjoyed the services 
of the church of her choice, and attended whenever her health 
and strength permitted. ^^T'Tv^kIx 

Gertrude L. , daughter of Joseph M. and Susa*i Chaphe, 
was born near Morrisville, N. Y. , January 7, 1843.^ Married 
Frank E. Short, of Eaton, N. Y., March 7, 1865. 

Lillian Gertrude, daughter of F. E. and G. L. Short, born 
at Pierceville, N. Y. , Aug. 24, 1867. Lillian G. Short married 
G. Arthur Cole, of Gloversville, N. Y. , June 13, i88|jL 

Kenneth Franklin, son of G. A. and Lillian Cole, born Dec. 
2I, 1895. 

X7 

ISAAC WHITE 

Isaac, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Isaac White was born in Eaton, N. Y., Jan. 30, 1807. He 
married Hannah Newel, a daughter of Col. Aaron Newel, of 
Morrisville, March 8, 1827. 

Isaac White I Benjamin N., born Oct. 30, 1829. 
Hannah Newel < Mary Melvina, born Nov. 13, 1834. 
And children ( Sarah Elizabeth, born June 13, 1836. 

Sarah E. White died in Nelson, N. Y., May 31, 1852. 



BENJAMIN W, WHITE 
Married Marian Farnham, of Nelson, N. Y. , Feb. 11, 1852. 

r> • -nt UTL-. f Sarah Elizabeth, born March 2, 1853. 

Beniamin N. White ,, r , i«n.-» u r\ * ,~ ,qI~ 
AT } . ., , J Ward White, born Oct. 10, 1850. 

Marian rarnham < ~ ., u ■ , <j . ' ,V C 

And children 1 Eml1 Ben l amln > born Se P 1 ' 7, 1858. 

[Mary Jennett, born Apr. 9, 1865. 



WHITE. 39 

SARAH ELIZABETH WHITE, 

Daughter of Benjamin and Marian White. Married Charles 
Tucker, of Morrisville, April 8, 1872. 

James Benjamin, son of Charles and Sarah Tucker, born 
Sept. 23, 1873. 

Sarah E. Tucker died in Gaylord, Mich., July 25, 1892. 

James B. Tucker lives in Marion, Iowa. 



Emil B. White died Jan. 17, 1863. 
Ward W. White died Jan. 30, 1863. 

These promising boys, on whom so many hopes centered, 
died of diptheria, after a few days' sickness. 



MARY JENNETT WHITE, 

Married John E. Madden, of Marion, Iowa, March 15, 1887, 
and went to Perry, Iowa, where J. E. Madden was employed by 
the C. M. & St. P. R'y., as telegrapher and train despatcher. In 
1 891 he was afflicted with telegrapher's paralysis, and died Sep. 
6, 1892, at the early age of 35 years. 

J. E. Madden ( T , . XT 

Mary T White } Leonard > born Nov - 2 > l8 9°- 

And children ( J ohn Ben J amin > born Nov ' 3<>. ^92. 

Mary Madden and children live at Perry, Iowa. 



MARY MELVINA WHITE, 

Was born in Eaton, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1834. She married 
Julius C. Laas May 27, 1855. J- C. Laas was born in Germany, 
June 1, 1827. He died in Marion, Iowa, Nov. 22, 1896. 

T C Laas ( 

M M White ) Charles Edward, born Dec. 7, 1857. 

And children J Frank White > bo ™ ° ct " »■ l86 ?- 

Charles Edward Laas was born in Eaton, N. Y. He mar- 
ried Lillie McKean, of Marian, Iowa, Oct 17, 1883. 

Lillie McKean i Robert McKean, born June 11, 1887. 
And children ( Perc y Melvin ' born Feb ' l *> l8 94- 

C. E. Laas and family reside in Elgin, 111. His business 
is civil engineering, and he holds a highly responsible position 
with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R'y. 



40 i I IS, w in i i . 

FRANK W. LAAS, 

Frank \V. Laas was born in Syracuse, N. Y. He married 
Nellie Wilcox, of Marion, Iowa, Dec. 25, 1887. 

Frank W. Laas I Mencll, born Dec. 30, 1890. 

Nellie Wilcox -J Frances Melvina, born April I, 1895. 

And children ( Jewell, born May 31, 1897. 

Frank W. Laas and family are residents of Marion, Iowa. 



Isaac White, upon his marriage with Hannah Newell, in 
1827, went to house-keeping on the farm in Eaton, a portion of 
which he had inherited from his father and grandfather. He 
remained here but four or five years, when he moved to a 
farm a mile or more west, and in 1840 bought a farm in Nelson. 
He lived on the farm in Nelson until the spring of 1855, when 
he sold it to Mr. Asa Baily, who still occupies it. He soon 
afterward bought the "Chaphe" farm, a mile or more north of 
Morrisville, where he lived a few years, but at the time of his 
death, in 1872, he, with his son, was occupying another farm in 
the immediate neighborhood. 

Isaac White was a man of unusual natural ability. Left 
fatherless at the age of eleven, he had little opportunity for at- 
tending school, but, by reading and observation, his mind was 
well stored with information on all subjects. He had a gift of 
oratory, and with proper training would have been equalled or 
excelled by few of our public speakers. He was, in person, 
tall and of commanding appearance, and, if not handsome, his 
face indicated intellectual power. With excellent judgment, 
united with strict integrity in all his dealings with his fellow- 
men, he was in every respect a worthy citizen He was for 
many years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 
politics he was an ardent Republican. He contracted a severe 
cold in the winter, which developed into quick consumption, 
but all that medical skill, combined with the best care that an 
affectionate wife and children could give, were of no avail, and 
April 10th, 1872, he entered into rest, at the age of 66 years. 

His son Benjamin much resembled his father in many 
traits of mind and heart, but was unlike him in personal appear- 
ance, more closely resembling his mother's family. His health 
was broken for years, he suffering from an affection of the liver 
and stomach. He outlived his father nearly seven years, and 
died in the same house, Feb. 23, 1878, at the age of 49 His 
family afterward removed to Marion, Iowa, where the wife of 
Benjamin White died March 23, 1891. 

After the death of Isaac White, in 1872, his wife, Hannah 
White, went to Syracuse, N. Y., to live with her only daughter, 



WHITE. 41 

Melvina Laas, who was at that time a resident of that city 
Within four years the family went to Lansing, Mich., where 
they remained a short time, and in 1881 removed to Marion, la. 

Hannah White died March 5, 1887, of rheumatism. She 
had a sunny temperament and was ever affectionate and kind to 
all. She patiently endured the sorrow and bereavements of 
her life, and her memory is cherished by those who loved her 
while she lived. 

Sarah E., daughter of Isaac and Hannah White, was a 
lovely girl, just entering into womanhood, when she was taken 
from the home circle. Of a sweet and sunny disposition, she 
endeared herself to all her acquaintances, and her death at the 
early age of sixteen was a great affliction to her parents, brother 
and sister who loved her so well. 



SARAH KATHERINE WHITE, 

Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Sarah K White f William Dempster, born Oct. 10, 1836. 
n ,„ d u j Sarah Elizabeth, born Tune 19, 1840. 
Dr. W. B. Hoard < „. ^ u */r u „ .0 ., 

» j u-jj ] Hiram Eugene, born March 14, 1843. 

[Mary Francis, born Sept 24, 1850. — 
— Died Jan. 7, 185 1. 

Sarah Katherine (White) Hoard was born in the old home- 
stead in Eaton, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1808, and was married to 
William Bradford Hoard, by Rev. Aaron Adams, at the home 
of Isaac White, Morrisville, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1833. 

[Note. — Rev. Dr. William B. Hoard consecrated his life to the service 
of the Methodist church, and rode a circuit, at a salary of four hundred 
dollars a year, which now includes thirty thriving Methodist church societies. He 
retired from the ministry upon a farm two miles south of Munnsville, Madison 
County, where he died Jan. 31, 1882. He was born in Stockbridge, June 3, 1806.] 

From her earliest childhood she evinced the peculiar 
avidity of her race for knowledge. The schools in those days 
were of the rudest character, yet she devoured every book or 
scrap of reading within her reach. She was possessed of a 
mind of wonderful intellectual strength. All the noted incidents 
of the war of the Revolution, in which both her paternal and 
maternal grandfathers bore an honorable part, were vividly 
retained by a memory of wonderful tenacity. She could recite 
with almost unbroken faithfulness the contents of all the books 
she had read in her youth. Like all of her family, she was 
endowed with a deep religious nature. All the force and vivid- 
ness of her mind and heart would pour forth in prayer, until at 
times it seemed as if she had grasped the heavenly throne 
itself and would not be denied. The writer well remembers, 



I 2 WHIM. 

as a child, of being often moved to tears while listening to her 
powerful pleadings in prayer at the family altar. Upon her 
children she exerted a strong moral and intellectualizing in- 
fluence, encouraging them in every way to the acquisition of 
knowledge and in the exercise of pride of character, industry 
and integrity. She possessed in a large degree the old Puritan 
admiration for rectitude, high courage and a contempt for 
small human meanesses. It is but natural that her children 
should feel that they owe, in a large degree, all they are to the 
inspiring force of her character, and her never despairing love 
and counsel. She survived her husband only a year, and died 
in the hope of a blessed immortality, Feb. 15, 1883. 



The following poem, the tribute of a daughter's love, was 
written by Mrs. Elizabeth McGuinness : 

WHEN MOTHER DIED. 

I'm sitting to-night in the old room 

Where mother died ; 
In the house where she came, a happy 

And fair young bride. 
Where she reared her little children 

In patient love, 
And taught them such good of living 

As her life might prove. 

She had known joy and sorrow ; 

And time and care 
Had faded the girlish roses, 

And silvered her hair. 
But dear to her children her worn face 

And tender smile ; 
And ever her words of comfort 

Their cares could beguile. 

But she had grown weary, so weary, 

Of days of pain, 
And of nights of restless longing 

For morn again. 
Tho' her faith in God's love and goodness 

Her life had proved, 
Yet she longed for the rest He giveth 

To His beloved. 

The clock ticks on in the corner, 

Measured and slow, 
As it ticked in the solemn silence 

Long years ago, 
When we watched, with saddened faces 

And quiet breath, 
For the passing away of Life 

And the coming of Death, 



HOARD. 43 

As we gazed, that change mysterious, 

Death's last sweet grace, 
Came over the care-worn features 

Of the loved face; 
Faded the lines of sorrow, 

Of weariness and pain, 
And a look of her youthful beauty 

Came back again. 

The struggle for life was over ; 

A sigh heaved her breast, 
Then her eyes closed softly in quiet 

And dreamless rest. 
And her soul passed through the portal, 

The end of Life's race, 
And the smile of youth immortal 

Was on her face. 

— E. H. M. 



WILLIAM DEMPSTER HOARD, 

William 1)., 6th g. Sarah K. White, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 

2d g. William, 1st g. 

William D. Hoard ( Halbert Louis, b. Oct. 3, 1861. 

Agnes Elizabeth Bragg -j Arthur Ralph, b. Oct. 2, 1863. 
And children ( Frank W., b. July 26, 1866. 

The eldest son of William Bradford Hoard and Sarah 
(White) Hoard, was born at Stockbridge, Madison County, 
New York, October 10, 1836. His father was a Methodist 
circuit rider. The territory which constituted the scene of his 
labors, at a remuneration of only four hundred dollars a year, 
now includes over thirty flourishing Methodist churches. The 
early education of W. D. Hoard was derived entirely from the 
common schools of that time. At the age of twenty-one he 
settled near Oak Grove, Dodge County, Wisconsin, where he 
worked on a farm summers and taught singing school winters. 
In the autumn of 1859 he removed to Lake Mills, Jefferson 
County. In May, 1861, he enlisted in Company E, Fourth 
Wisconsin Infantry, and served until July, 1862, when he was 
discharged at New Orleans for disability. Soon regaining his 
health at his former home, in New York, he re-enlisted, in 
Company A, First New York Light Artillery, and remained in 
service to the close of the war. 

When peace was established, in 1865, he returned to Wis- 
consin and engaged in the nursery business at Columbus. In 
March, 1870, he commenced the publication, at Lake Mills, 
Wisconsin, of the Jefferson County Union, receiving the same 
year the appointment of Deputy United States Marshal, and 
also took the federal census of that year. In 1871 he was 
elected Justice of the Peace of Lake Mills. In 1872 he was 



|| lit > \KD. 

elected Sergeant at Anns of the State Senate, and in 1873 re- 
moved to Fort Atkinson, which has since been his residence. 

Almost entirely through his efforts, the [efferson County 
Dairymen's Association and the State Dairymen's Association 
was organized. He was Secretary of the latter in the first three 
years of its existence. Of the Northwestern Dairymen's Asso- 
ciation he has been chosen President without opposition since 
1S78. Through the spread of dairy knowledge, aided by the 
Jefferson Comity Union, the State Dairymen's Association and his 
Hoard's Dairyman, a journal he established in 1885, the value 
of dairy products in Wisconsin has increased from about $1,000,- 
000, in 1872, to an estimated gross value of $35,000,000 in 1898. 

Mr. D. I. Nelke, in his Columbian Biographical Diction- 
ary, says : "It is certainly true that 'peace hath her victories 
no less renowned than war.'" In this view Mr. Hoard is con- 
spicuously entitled to the laurels of the victor, for himself, his 
Jefferson County Union and Hoard's Dairy/nan were prime factors 
in this great progress, which means wealth, increased profits, 
better education, and more comforts in life to every maker of 
butter and cheese in the state. He was also one of the prime 
movers in organizing the Wisconsin Farm Institutes, and was 
selected as the leading lecturer on dairy matters. In two sea- 
sons he delivered more than 300 addresses on this subject. 

In the spring of 1888, without any knowledge or consider- 
ation on his part, his name was brought forward by the Milwaukee 
Sentinel as that as a suitable candidate for Governor. He was 
almost totally without political experience, but the Republican 
masses, and with them a large portion of the Democratic farm- 
ers of the state, demanded his nomination, and after this had 
been accomplished in convention, finally elected him by a vote 
of 175,696 against 155,423 for his democratic opponent, James 
Morgan Acting upon a recommendation in Governor Hoard's 
message that a law be enacted that should provide that every 
child between seven and fourteen years of age be given some 
English instruction during each year, and further to compel the 
education of the nearly 50,000 children who were not attending 
any schoo', the legislature passed what afterward became 
famous as the "Bennett law," a law compelling parents and 
guardians to give their children at least twelve weeks instruc- 
rion in English during each year. Immediately thereafter the 
German Lutheran and Catholic clergy who represented the 
parochial schools, in many of which no English was taught at 
this time, commenced a vigorous and hostile agitation against 
the law. 

The Democratic party united with these elements and de- 
manded its repeal. Governor Hoard defended the law in 



HOARD. 45 

nearly seventy addresses and numerous newspaper articles. 
The Republican State Convention unanimously nominated him 
to the office of Governor, and declared unequivocally in its 
platform against the repeal of the law. Owing to the vigorous 
assaults of the Democratic party against the McKinley tariff law 
of the Congress of that year, the northern states lost heavily 
through the stay-at-home vote of Republicans — the next Cong- 
ress being overwhelmingly Democratic through this cause. In 
Wisconsin alone the total Republican vote was nearly fifty thous- 
and less than two years before. The activity of the German 
Catholic and Lutheran clergy, who turned their churches into 
political wigwams, resulted in bringing out the whole Democratic 
vote. Notwithstanding Governor Hoard's defeat at the polls, he 
received nearly 8,000 more votes than any other member on the 
State ticket, attesting the large number of Democrats who sup- 
ported the Bennett law and endorsed his administration. 

On retiring from politics, he again took up the work of 
editing his dairy paper, Hoard's Dairyman, which has been 
brought to the largest circulation of any dairy paper in the 
world. 

In 1895 he was chosen Department Commander, G. A, R., 
of Wisconsin. He has been President of the National Dairy 
Union since 1894. ^ n J ^97 ne was elected, at St. Paul, Presi- 
dent of the National Farmers' Congress, the largest association 
of its kind in the world. 

On February 9, i860, he married Miss Agnes Elizabeth 
Bragg, who was born in Vergennes, Vt, Feb. 4, 1840. She 
came to Lake Mills, Wis., with her parents in 1842, where the 
family home was maintained up to the time of her father's death 
in 1883. 

AGNES ELIZABETH ( BRAGG ) HOARD, DAUGHTER OF 
William Dela Bragg, b. Northfield, Vt., Sept. 25, 1809 ; d. Lake Mills, Wis., June 

27, 1883 
Almira Ednah Egerton Bragg, b. Northfield, Vt., Sept. 6, 1814 ; d. Fort Atkinson, 

Wis., Jan. 28, 1895. 

GRAND-DAUGHTER OF 

Benjamin Bragg, b. Sep 12, 1782 ; d.( ) 

Amelia (Porter) Bragg, b. Mch. 23, 1785 ; d. (■ ) 

[Note. — The "Genealogy of John Porter of Windsor, Connecticut" and 
other works extant, trace the Porter line back through successive male heirs to 
William de la Grande, a noted warrior of William The Conqueror, who won 
reaown by his bravery at the battle of Hastings. William de la Grande's son, 
Ralph, became Grande Porteur to the Conqueror. The family name was thence 
changed to Porteur, afterward Porter.] 
Ariel Egerton, b. June 8, 1789 ; d, Oct. II, 1838. 
Abigail Proctor Keyes, b. Aug. II, 1796. 

Note, — In Swain and Allied Families the Egerton line is traced without break 
through nearly forty generations to William the Conqueror of England, Hugh 
Capet, King of France, and Charlemagne, Emperor of the West.] 



jh HOARD. 

HALBERT LOUIS HOARD. 
Halbcrt 1. , ;th g, William D., 6th g, Sarah K. White, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g, 

Isaac, \d g, Isaac. 2d ;\ William, 1st £. 

Halbert Louis Hoard, thirst son oi William Dempster and 
nes Elizabeth ( Bragg ) Hoard, was born in Stockbridge. 
Madison Co., N. Y., Oct. 3, 1861 lie graduated from the 
Fort Atkinson high school, Class of '81, and from his father's 
printing office. In 1882 he went to Dakota Territory and held 
the position of foreman of the Flandrau Herald and the Dakota 
Journal, at Pierre, becoming later the editor of the latter paper. 
In 1883 he entered 160 acres of government land near Carson, 
Sully Co. While at Pierre he married Miss Charlotte Jones, 
daughter of William Jones a jeweler of Milwaukee, Two child- 
ren were the result of this union, Edna Beatrice, born at Fort 
Atkinson, Wis., Dec. 26, 1884, and Anna Agnes, born August 
24, 1886. In 1884, upon his return from Dakota, he became 
local editor of the Jefferson County Union and manager of the 
general printing department of that paper and Hoard's Dairy- 
man. In January, 1895, a legal separation from his wife was 
effected upon his application. At the organization of the W. 
D. Hoard Co., he was elected secretary of the same, which 
office he has since held. 

In 1898 he commenced the publication of a series of songs, 
both words and music his own composition. The titles of the 
first five of these were, "Parted In A Dream," "Darling 
Lenore," "Mother's Darling Yet," " O, Can You Laugh," and 
"Tender and True To Me." The first one named, the only one 
as yet on the market, required a second and much larger edition 
within thirty days after its publication, in November. 

On July 7, 1896, he married Miss Emma Maybelle Wen- 
ham, who was born in Fort Atkinson, Wis., April 15, 1868, and 
was the daughter of William Henry and Marie Elizabeth 
(Klitzke) Wenham of that city. 



ARTHUR RALPH HOARD, 

Arthur R., 7th g. William D., 6th g. Sarah K. White, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. 
Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Arthur R. Hoard ( Gwendoline Catharine, born Jan. 26, 1888. 
Grace E. McPherson < Harriet Lucile, born Aug. 27, 1891. 
And children. / Annie Laurie, born May 4, 1897. 

Arthur Ralph Hoard was born in Stockbridge, Madison Co , 
N. Y. , Oct. 2, 1863, and was the second son of William Demp- 
ster and Agnes Elizabeth ( Bragg ) Hoard. 

He passed his boyhood at Lake Mills and Fort Atkinson, 



HOARD. 47 

at the latter place learning the art of printing, later on becom- 
ing local editor of the Jefferson County Union. 

In March 1885, he commenced as traveling salesman for a 
large manufacturing firm, in which he was quite successful, re- 
signing in June of the next year to build and equip a creamery. 
He thereafter increased the business until he owned ten cream- 
eries, a large cold storage plant, and did a business of nearly 
half a million a year. 

His creameries are famous not only for their high dividends 
to the farmers for milk, but for their progressive management, 
being the first in the state to separate the cream by centrifugal 
force, and first in the United States to pay for milk according to 
its richness in butter, rather than by the hundred-weight. Also 
in the manner of marketing the product. Seven thousand 
private families and over one hundred large hotels and clubs in 
the cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg are supplied each 
week direct from the Hoard churns. To have established 
this high reputation has necessitated always the very finest 
of butter, a large office force, and the expenditure of over 
$50,000.00 in advertising. 

He was elected Mayor of the city of Fort Atkinson in 1893, 
and again in 1896 

In 1897 he built what is known as the finest creamery in the 
world, lighted and run by electricity, beautifully finished in 
marble and tile, and equipped with porcelain vats and utensils, 
the first ever made. 

In 1898 he purchased the 400-acre hunting preserve known 
as Koshkonong Place, on the east shore of Lake Koshkonong, 
built a large steamboat to ply between it and Fort Atkinson, 
and opened the place to the public 

On December 16, 1886, he married Miss Grace Edith Mc- 
Pherson, who was born on her father's homestead, three miles 
southeast of Fort Atkinson, Feb. 17, 1865. She was the daugh- 
ter of James and Abby Matilda (Wood) McPherson. of Fort 
Atkinson. 



FRANK WARD HOARD, 

Frank W., 7th g. William D., 6th g. Sarah K. White, 5th g. Benjamin, 4th g. 
Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Frank W gI Hoard St ^ Shirle y West ' born ^P* "» l8 9!- 
. , ,.,\ J William Dempster, born June 8, 1897. 

Frank Ward Hoard was born in Columbus, Wis., July 26, 
1866, and was the third son of William Dempster and Agnes 
Elizabeth (Bragg) Hoard. 



^S HOARD. 

He spent his boyhood years at Lake Mills and Fort Atkin- 
son, graduating from the high school in the latter place in 1885. 
II<- served as apprentice in the printing office of his father 
between terms oi school, and in the summer of 1885 commenced 
work in the subscription and advertising departments of Hoard's 
Dairyman, established the previous February. In this work he 
continued until the inauguration of his father as Governor of 
Wisconsin. Jan. 7, 1889, when he was made Executive Clerk, 
continuing thus through the term. He studied law under the 
direction of the faculty of the state university, at Madison, 
Wis., and was admitted to the bar in 1890. In January, 1891, 
he resumed his work as business manager of Hoard's Dairyman, 
in which capacity he still continues. The phenominal success 
of this journal is due in no small degree to his business sagacity 
and energy. In June, 1894, upon the formation of the W. D. 
Hoard Company, he was elected its treasurer, a position he has 
since filled. 

He was elected Mayor of the city of Fort Atkinson in 1898. 

On November 26, 1888, he married Miss Luella Agnes 
West, who was born on the West homestead, three miles south- 
east of Fort Atkinson, Nov 25, 1865, and who was the daugh- 
ter of Philetus Eugene and Frances Adel ( Dodge ) West, of 
Fort Atkinson, Wis. 



SARAH ELIZABETH HOARD. 

The daughter of William B. Hoard and Sarah (White) 
Hoard, was born in Fabius, N. Y., June 19, 1840. After leav- 
ing the district school she attended the Oneida Academy, and 
afterward the Cazenovia Seminary. She was for several years 
a successful teacher in New York, Michigan, and Wisconsin. 
March 25, 1877, she married Daniel McGuinness, of Stockbridge, 
N. Y. , but whose birth place was in Ireland. Mabelle Eileen, 
their only child, was born in the town of Augusta, N. Y., Dec. 
19, 1878. The family occupy the old homestead in Stockbridge. 

Elizabeth McGuinness posesses a marked literary ability, 
as the following poem to her daughter, as well as other contri- 
butions of like character in this work, will testify : 

EIGHT YEARS AGO TO-DAY. 

Dec. 19, 1886. 

Eight years ago — where a snow-covered hill 
Guarded a house at it's foot, brown and still — 
When a clear winter sun shone down from the skies, 
A wee little maiden first opened her eyes. 



HOARD. 49 

So little and helpless, so what could we do 

But keep her and care for her, and love her well too, 

For she was the dearest of bright baby girls, 

With her round rosy cheeks, and a head full of curls. 

How fast the months flew, and how she did grow 
So merry and cunning, and how could she know 
Such cute baby ways, yet quite often, too, 
Great mischief those dear little fingers would do. 

Twice two, and twice two times the years have gone by, 
And again I look out on a cold wint'ry sky, 
And I think that "my baby" is eight years to-day, 
And mamma's "little woman," — how time flies away ! 

But she must not forget, as the years come and go, 
(May they bring her the best that a girl's heart can know), 
Though hope may bright views of the future unfurl, 
She will always to us be our dear little girl. 

And must keep her heart pure, and her hands free from wrong, 
And must pray, and strive, too, that the year just begun 
Shall show, at it's close, such work good and true, 
As a dear little maiden of eight years can do. 



IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN. 

To W. D. H. 

Dame 'Lisbeth, on a winter's day, 
Stuffed all the stoves, and thus did say : — 
"I'll have my house all trim and neat, 
My culinary plans complete, 
My smiles on straight, my guest to greet, 
Soon as I hear his welcome feet, 
When from the cold Canadian shore 
He comes, to visit us once more. 
I'll go down cellar and there I'll 'range ; 
I'll get the finest squash and cabbage, 
I'll sort out the big red apples once more, 
With celery, turnips, and onions galore. 
I'll choose for him the biggest potatoes, 
The finest cans of corn and tomatoes, 
Fish, flesh, and fowl shall all be seen 
To add to the triumph of my cuisine. 
I'll bake up pies of pumpkin and berries, 
Spicy inince, and apple, and cherries, 
Angel and fruit cake, cookies and crullers 
Good as fce'll find under foreign rulers. 
I'll slay three chickens, plump and fat, 
For Sunday dinner ; and with all that — 
And more to think of — I'm sure my guest 
Will feel no vacancy in his breast, 
Or just below it — they're not far apart — 
'Through a man's stomach lies his heart.' " 



Then through the house like a breeze she went, 
On more hospitable thoughts intent. 



50 HOARD. 

She swept and garnished, brushed ami cleaned, 

And all hex household feathers preened, 

Hut she longed, in bei sisterly heart, 

To do high decoratM e art, 

fa she gazed on the mantel and mirror: "Alas ! 

' Tis winter, and there's no 'sparret ' grass, 

'Twould he so suitable with which to deck 

In honor of him who may he Ag. Sec.'' 
She summoned old friends tried and true, 
Who longed to see the Ex-Governor too. 
Hut through it all, a thought of those 
Long gone to rest, oft' times arose. 
And she said, with a sigh : "If only they 
Were here, how happy they'd he to-day.' ' 
Thus time went on, and with the rest 
She looked in vain for her hrother guest. 

The Sunday dinner came off as per sched', 
The chickens that gave to the cause a head, 
Were offered with incense "A La Cook," 
(For items see Miss Parloa's hook.) 
With salads and coffee, cakes and pies ; 
But 'Lisheth felt that the sacrifice 
Was useless all, and in spite of pain 
She murmured, "I'll never do it again, 
For of all the ills from A to I/zard 
I never dreamed of this awful blizzard. 

— K. II. M. 

HIRAM EUGENE HOARD, 

Hiram Eugene Hoard was born in Stockbridge, Madison 
Co., N. Y., March 14th, 1843. He was educated at the district 
school of that place, at Augusta Academy, and Cazenovia 
Seminary, and taught school in various places in New 
York. In the spring of 1866 he went to Wisconsin, where 
soon after he was chosen Principal of the graded schools of 
Mauston, which position he held until the summer of 1873, when, 
after his marriage, he removed to Tawas City, Mich., Oct. 23, 
1873, where he purchased the Iosco Co. Gazette, which paper he 
published nine years. While a resident of Michigan he held 
the offices of Justice of the Peace, Township and County Supt. 
of Schools, and County Clerk, the latter for two terms, or four 
years. He was also actively engaged in business enterprises, 
built a house and store, organized the Iosco Co. Agricultural 
Society, an d was its first Secretary ; also was active in various 
secret and temperance societies. The severity of the lake 
climate compelled a removal, and in the summer of 1882 he sold 
out his property and removed to Montevideo, Minnesota, where 
he purchased, and has since published, the Montevideo Leader. 
He added largely to the plant by power presses, type, etc. 
He was also chosen President of the Board of Education, in 
1883, and Secretary of the Chippewa Co. Agricultural and 



HOARD. 51 

Mechanical Association, in 1884, and was one of the incorpora- 
tors of the Windom Institute, and Treasurer of that in- 
stitution until 1887. He was also one of the first promotors 
of Farm Institutes, and after advocating state aid for their sup- 
port, at the State Agricultural Society meeting, in January, 
1885, was appointed to draft a bill, and present it to the 
Legislature, then in session. This was done, and although it 
failed to become a law, at that session, yet the discussion that 
ensued was so marked that the Wisconsin legislature soon took 
it up and passed a law in aid of Farmer's Institutes, since which 
time many states have done the same. For some years previous 
to this, such Institutes had been held at Montevideo, supported 
by private subscriptions, Mr. Hoard being one of the chief pro- 
moters from the start. In the autumn of 1886 he was nominated 
by the Republicans of the 37th Senatorial District for State 
Senator, and elected by a good majority, and during his first 
session in the Legislature his "Farm Institute" bill became a 
law, and he was also made President of the State Board of 
Managers of Farmer's Institutes. He was also an active mem- 
ber of the Senate committees on Finance, Agriculture, Educa- 
tion and Printing. It was during this session, also, that he 
was elected Secretary of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society, 
and appointed General Superintendent of the State Fair Grounds. 

At the close of the session, he removed his family tempor- 
arily to the State Fair Grounds, at Hamline, Minn. The State 
Fair of 1887 was very successful, the receipts for that year being 
$105,000, or the largest in the history of the Society. He left 
the Society in 1888 with every dollar of its debt paid, or pro- 
vided for, and with several thousand dollars surplus in its 
treasury. He also published, in book form, the first Annual 
Report ever issued, giving a complete report of the business of 
the Society, and the statistics of the Fair. 

He served his second session in the State Senate during the 
winter of 1888 and 1889, and in March, 1890, was appointed 
Chief of the Customs Division in the office of the Commissioner 
of Customs, Treasury Department, Washington, D. C, and re- 
moved his family to Washington shortly afterward, where they 
remained until the summer of 1893, when, on a change of 
administration, he resigned his position in the Treasury Depart- 
ment, and, after a number of weeks spent in visiting with his 
sister, in the home of his childhood, and with other relatives 
and friends in New York, he returned to Montevideo, where the 
family now reside. 

Ella Temple Hoard was born in Stockbridge, N. Y., Sept. 
2 9> 1853. She removed with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar 



52 HOARD, WHITE. 

F. Temple, to Newport, Sauk Co., Wis., in infancy, and a few 
years later to Mauston, Juneau Co. She was educated in the 
Mauston public schools, and married her teacher Dec. 25, 1872, 
and the following year left her parental home for the new home 
in Michigan. Her lather died suddenly Dec. 22, 1889. She 
has one brother, Willard A. Temple, with whom her mother 
lives, and a sister May, now deceased, the wife of Prof. H. J. 
Evans, for many years Principal of the Mauston and Menasha 
high schools. 

Hiram Eugene Hoard married Ella Temple, Dec. 25th, 1872. 

(ienevieve Ella, b. in Tawas City, Mich., Dec. 18, 1874. 

Grace Katherine, 1). in Tawas City, Mich., Mch. 4, 1876. 

Elizabeth May, b. in Tawas City, Mich., June 4, 1877. 

Eugene Temple, b. in Tawas City, Mich., Sept. 18, 1878. 
H. E. Hoard Jessie Mary, h. in Tawas City, Mich., Sept. 2, 1 880. 
Ella Temple ■{ Eugenie, b. in Montevideo, Minn., Nov. 10, 1882. 
And children Helene, b. in Montevideo, Minn., Jan. 13, 1884. 

Marguerite, b. in Montevideo, Minn., Dec. 23, 1886. 

Frances, b. in Washington, D. C, June 2, 1891. 

Wm. Temple, b. in Washington, D. C , March 30, 1893.. 

Lois, b. in Montevideo. Minn., Jan. 16, 1896. 

Elizabeth May died Nov. 27, 1877. 
Eugene Temple died Sept. 9, 1879. 
Jessie May died Sept. 30, 1880. 

Grace Katherine Hoard was married at the parental home, 
Montevideo, Minn., on Feb. nth, 1899, to Mr. Stutley W. 
Tredway, who was born at North McGregor, Iowa, Feb. 20, 
1869, and is the son of Andrew B. and Josephene M. Sweet- 
Tredway, of Montevideo, Minn. 



MARY WHITE, 

The sixth daughter, and youngest child of Benjamin and 
Betsey (Sawyer) White, was born in Eaton, N. Y., August 20, 
181 1. After the death of her mother, in 1826, she had a home 
with her sister Julia, in New Hartford, where she was a most 
welcome inmate. She was married at the home of her cousin, 
Amanda Pierce, in Eaton, N. Y., to Thomas P. Potter, of the 
same place, Sept. 4th, 1851. In person she was tall, like most 
of the White family, of impressive personal presence, and 
light complexion. From her youth she was noted for the 
possession of a wonderfully musical voice, particularly vibrant 
and rich in the middle register. Had she received the develop- 
ment that a good musical training would have given, there is no 
doubt that she would have been a most noted vocalist. Like 
all of her family, she possessed a powerful intellectuality, show- 
ing itself in a wonderful command of language. She was an 
ardent patriot, taking a deep interest in the history of her 



WHITE. 53 

country, and its political transformations. During the war of 
the Rebellion she gave stalwart support, within the range of her 
acquaintances, to the government, and her letters to her 
nephews who were in the army were filled with moving appeals 
to the commission of every duty and every sacrifice. 

There were few men, even those in public life, that could 
converse more intelligently than she, on any political subject. 
But politics alone did not absorb her attention ; she kept pace 
with the literature of the day, yet not to the discomfort of her 
family, for she was a model housekeeper, "looking well to the 
ways of her household." She stands in the memory of those of 
her family who are left as a strong figure of noble womanhood. 

Her husband was born in Kent, England, Aug. 2, 1814, and 
emigrated to Eaton in the spring of 1842. In 1851 he bought 
the "White farm," which had then been out of the possession 
of any member of the White family for a period of twenty years. 
He was a man of sterling integrity and marked industry. By 
her marriage with Mr. Potter, Mary White came back, as mis- 
tress, to the house where she was born, and, unitedly, they 
made the old paternal mansion warmly hospitable to all their 
relatives and acquaintances. In the spring of 1874, Mr. Potter, 
wishing to escape the labor of a large farm, bought a pleasant 
home near the village of Eaton, and rented the farm for two 
years, when their son, Earnest Potter, married and went on the 
farm to live. In this new home Thomas and Mary Potter passed 
the evening of their days. Here Thomas Potter died, of paral- 
ysis, Feb. 2, 1887 ; his widow, desolate and lonely, survived 
him but a year, when, after a short illness with pneumonia, she 
died, March 5, 1888. 

Ernest T., only child of Thomas and Mary Potter, was 
born in Eaton, Sept. 20, 1852. Oct. 27, 1875, he married 
Sarah A. Wootton, of Eaton. 



Ernest Potter 



Lew Ernest, b. June 29, 1876. 
Lee Thomas, b, Sept. 21, 1877. 
Fred Win., b. Aug. 16, 1878. 



Sarah Wootton \ Bessie Louese, b. Aug. 16, 1880. 
And children Mary Ann, b. June 10, 1882. 

Sidney George, b. Sept. 29, 1886. 

Sadie Jennett, b. Sept. 29, 1886. 

Ernest T. Potter and his children were all born in the house built by his 
grandfather, Benjamin White. 



ABIGAIL WHITE. 

Abigail White was the third child of Isaac and Sarah (Peck) 
White, and was horn in Salisbury, Conn., Jan. 31, 1776. She 
married Calvin Moore, of that place, and reared a family of 
several children. The names of three of the daughters were 
Mary Ann, Eleanor, and Laura. They had a son named Orville, 
and others whose names I do not know. The family once lived 
near Salisbury, at the foot of "Barak Matiff," a steep moun- 
tain, but since the death of the parents, many years ago, the 
children have left the vicinity, and when I visited Salisbury, in 
1 St) 1, '-the oldest inhabitant" knew nothing of their location. 



Abram Hollenbeck 
Elizabeth White 
And children 



ELIZABETH or BETSEY WHITE 

Daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Peck) White. 

Elizabeth, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Elizabeth White married Abram Hollenbeck, of Salisbury, 
Conn., January rst. 1796. 

Seneca, b. April 6, 1798. 
Amanda M., b. Oct. 6, 1799. 
Julia A., b. Aug. 8, 1801. 
Albert, b. Feb. 16, 1803. 
Morgan, b. April 25, 1805. 
Cornelia, b. Oct. 23, 1808. 
William, b. July 3, 181 1. 
Benjamin W., b. Dec. 4, 1814. 
John, July 21, 1816. 

— Seneca died June 8, 1 799. 

Abram Hollenbeck was of Dutch ancestry. His father was 
a farmer of ample means, and owned several slaves, when 
slavery was permissible in Connecticut. They, like all their 
race, were fond of music and dancing, and every evening used 
to dance in the great kitchen of the farm house. Permission 
was given them, by their master, at Christmas time, to dance 
until the back log in the fire-place was burned out, so they 
would prepare one for the occasion, by soaking it in the creek 
for months before, thereby making their holiday last two or 
three weeks. 

Abram Hollenbeck and family left Connecticut in the 
spring of 1801, in company with Harmon White and family, 
who were moving on to Schuyler Co., N. Y. Abram Hollen- 
beck came to the Town of Eaton, Madison Co., living for a 
short time in the southern part of the town, and then removed to 



WHITE, HOLLENJJECK. $$ 

the vicinity of Morrisville, on Col. Leland's farm, and remained 
there most of the time until 1836, when they removed to the 
western part of Michigan, their sons, Morgan and Albert, also 
being residents of the same place. The locality at that time 
was very unhealthy, nearly every person being afflicted with 
ague. Abraham Hollenbeck died on Christmas day, 1838, aged 
61 years. 

His widow came back to New York soon after his death, 
and lived in the house which she had formerly occupied, on the 
Leland farm, until the death of her mother, in 1839, when she 
took up her abode with her oldest daughter, Mrs Amanda 
Pearce, in Eaton, at whose home she died March 7th, 1859, at 
the age of 80 years. 

AMANDA HOLLENBECK, 

Amanda, 5th g. Elizabeth, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Amanda Hollenbeck was born in Salisbury, Conn. She 
married Alvin Pearce, January 6th, 1829. He was born in 
Rhode Island in 1802, but was a resident of the Town of Eaton 
from his earliest years to the time of his death, which occurred 
April 9th, 1877. He always lived on the farm where his father 
first settled ; it is situated about a mile north of the village of 
Eaton. Some years before his death he sold a large portion of 
the farm, reserving about twenty acres on the east side, and 
built a house, in which he and his wife lived in comfort during 
the remainder of their lives. She survived him nearly seven 
years. Amanda Pearce died Sept. 25, 1884. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pearce had no children, but adopted a boy, 
who died when young, and there were other young people near- 
ly all the time members of their hospitable home. 



JULIA HOLLENBECK. 

Julia Hollenbeck was born in Eaton, N. Y. She married 
Silas Saley, of Eaton, N. Y. , in 1823. 

Silas Saley I Elizabeth, b. in Hamilton, N. Y. , 1824. 

Julia Hollenbeck -j Mary, b. in Hamilton, N. Y., 1826. 
And children ( Maria, b. in Delaware Co., N. Y. , 1828. 

Silas Saley and family moved to Luzerne Co., Pa., in 1838, 
where he died in 1839. Julia Hollenbeck Saley died in Scran- 
ton, Pa., April 26, 1876. 

Elizabeth Saley married Ira Giggee, Feb. 15, 1843. 

Elizabeth Saley ( Wm. Saley, b. March 10, 1844. 
Ira Giggee 4 Francis Ann, b. Feb. 5, 1846. 

And children ( Andrew John, b. Jan. 6, 1849. 



noil BNBECK. 

William Sale) Giggee was killed at the second Hull Run, or 
Manassas, Aug. 30th, [862. 

Prances Ann Giggee died in May, 1848. 

Andrew John Giggee married in New York City in January, 
[883. A son, William, was born Feb. 13, 1884. Andrew J. 
Giggee's wife died in 1886, and the son lives with his grand- 
mother in Scranton, Pa. 

Mary Saley married James Jones in 1841. 

Mary Saley ( Dwight, b. Jan. I, 1844. 

James Jones -! Electa, b. , 1847. 

And children ( Elizabeth, b. , 1849. 

Dwight married, has one child. Electa married, has four children. Eliza- 
beth married, has four children. 

After the death of James Jones his wife married Henry 
Thorn, in 1856. Mary Thorn died July nth, 1894. 

Mary Saley married Artemus R. Cahoon, May 9th, 1855. 

Artemus R. Cahoon I Josephine, b. Apr. 7, 1856. 
Maria Saley -I Ida Ann, b. June 22, 1858. 

And children ( Judson C, b. Dec. I, i860. 

— Josephine died Oct. — , 1856. 

Artemus R. Cahoon died Dec. . 1868. 

Ida A. Cahoon married Walter H. Griffin, July 21, 1897. 

Mrs. Maria Cahoon and her family live in Scranton, Pa., 
and the other descendants of Julia Hollenbeck are living 
within the state. 

Genealogy of Ida A. Griffin : — 

Ida Cahoon, 7th g. Maria Saley, 6th g. Julia Hollenbeck, 5th g. Elizabeth 
White, 4th g. Isaac White, 3d g. Isaac White, 2d g. Win. White, 1st g. 



ALBERT HOLLENBECK, 

Albert Hollenbeck was born in Eaton, N. Y., Feb. 16, 
1S03. He married Mary Palmer, of Dowagiac, Cass Co., Mich. 
After her death, he married Anna Findley, of Kalamazoo. 
Albert Hollenbeck died April 19th, 1870, at Dowagiac. His 
wife died in February, 1871. They left two children, William 
B. and Laura. A brother of Mrs. Annna Hollenbeck took 
Laura to his home in San Jos^, Cal. Laura married, April 30, 
1884, Wm. H. Owens, of San Jose. William B. lives at Dowa- 
giac, Mich. 

MORGAN HOLLENBECK, 

Morgan, 5th g. Elizabeth. 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Morgan Hollenbeck was born in Eaton, N. Y. He married 
Sophia Berry, of Morrisville, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1832. Sophia 
Hollenbeck was born Nov. 16, 1804. To Morgan and Sophia 



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HOLLENBECK. 57 

Hollenbeck were born six children, four sons and two daugh- 
ters, all dying when very young, except the youngest daughter, 
Louesa Maria, who was born Feb. 14, 1843. 

Morgan Hollenbeck died at Mishawaka, Ind., Aug. 15, 1861. 

Sophia Hollenbeck died at Mishawaka, Ind., Dec. 27, 1892. 



LOUESA MARIA HOLLENBECK. 

Lousa Hollenbeck, 6th g. Morgan Hollenbeck, 5th g. Elizabeth White, 4th g. 
Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Louesa Maria Hollenbeck was born at Mishawaka, St. 

Joseph Co., Indiana. She married Erastus C. Martin, Dec. 9, 

1868. Erastus C. Martin was born at Jay, Essex Co., N. Y. 

t at u it 1 ! f Lola M., b. Dec. 9, 1870. 

Louesa M. Hollenbeck w ., „' , T *' ' 0w „ 

Erastus C Martin I Worth R *' b ' J an ' * 7 ' l873 ' 

A , ..,,' ] George Hollenbeck, b. July 13, 1876. 

And children - «, & XT , .», ' o- 

[Mary N., b. May 9, 1879. 

E. W. Martin and family are residents of Kalamazoo, Mich., 
having removed there from their former home, in Dec, 1896. 

Lola M. Martin married Rev. Alfred A. Mainwaring, Oct. 
7th, 1890. He is pastor of a Dearborn St. church in 
Buffalo, N. Y. Rev. Alfred A. Mainwaring was born in Abery- 
suyth, Wales. 



CORNELIA HOLLENBECK, 

Cornelia Hollenbeck was born in Eaton, N. Y., Oct. 25, 
1808. Married Morey Tefft. Jan. 21, 1829. Morey Tefft was 
born July 27, 1808. 

Emeline, b. Jan. 13, 1830. 

Angeline, b. Nov. zg, 1832. 

Melissa, b. March 5, 1835. 
Cornelia Hollenbeck George, b. Jan. 22, 1837. 
Morey Tefft \ Julia Ann, b. Aug. 6, 1839. 

And children Cornelia, b. June 26, 1842. 

Emma. F., b. March 16, 1845. 

Win. M., b. July 14, 1847. 

Sarah J., b. Ada. II, 1849. 

Morey Tefft and family lived in "Forge Hollow," Oneida 
Co., N. Y. 

Cornelia (Hollenbeck) Tefft died May 15, 1887. 
Morey Tefft died March 6, 1895. 

Emeline Tefft married James Hanson, Dec. 25, 1846. She 
died Nov. 19. 1854. Her family live at Clayville, N. Y. 

Angeline Tefft died March 28, 1834. 

Julia Ann married Chesebro, July 5, 1854 She and 

her family live in Wisconsin. 

Melissa Tefft married Elery O. Chesebro, Feb. 28, 1858. 



58 HOI LBNBECK. 

1-3 Um \ t ). Chesebro i Cora M., b. Jan. S, 1859. 
Melissa Tefft rrj N . b. June 5, 1861. 

And children / Geo. W . b. Jan. T. is 

Melissa Chesebro died Jan. yth, 1883. 

Corry N. Chesebro married Minnie Hollis, March 21, 1883. 

Cora M., married Judson Armstrong, July 3, 1883. 

George W. married Emma Webb, July 15, 1893. 

George Teftt married . He had two daughters, 

Lovencia and Hattie. He entered the army, and died of pleur- 
isv, at Fredericksburg, Md., July 12, 1864. His widow lives in 

Utica, N. Y. Lovencia Tefft married Haley, and lives in 

Utica, N. Y. Hattie died in July, 1871. 

Sarah J., daughter of Morey and Cornelia Tefft, died July 
8, 1855. 

Cornelia Tefft married Wylie Dennison, Sept. 22, 1871. 
Marshall Jewell Dennison, son of Wylie and Cornelia Dennison, 
was born Nov. 12, 1875. The family live in Sherburne, N. Y. 
Emma Tefft married Jonathan French, Apr. 12, 1866. 

I Fiances G., b. Apr. 21, 1867. 
Emma Tefft ' S;lrah C ' b * ° ct ' l2 ' l87 °- 

K V 1 ' Wm " Jm b - Feb - l6 ' l8 72- 

Jonathan trench T ., t? u -m o - 

And children Florence E., b. May 13, 1875. 

And children | Eva M ? b May ^ lSy ^ 

{ Mattie E., h. Aug. 15, 1878. 

Jonathan French died Dec. 1st, 1877. 

Frances G. married George Holt, Dec. 25th, 1886. 

Florence E. married Stanley Sampson, Jan. 28th, 1892. 

Sarah C. married Felix LaFayette, June 6th, 1896. 

Mrs Emma French lives in Norwich, N. Y. 

Wm. M. Tefft married Elizabeth Hobin, March nth, 1870. 
Elizabeth Frances, daughter of Wm. and Elizabeth, born Dec. 
12, 1870. Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Tefft, died Dec. 31, 1870, 
aged 20 years. Jan. 4th, 1872, Wm. M. Tefft married Margaret 
Hobin. Lillian Theresa, daughter of Wm. M. and Margaret 
Tefft, born Aug. 6, 1874. Wm. M. Tefft and family reside at 
Oriskany Falls, N. Y. 

WILLIAM HOLLENBECK, 

William Hollenbeck was born in Eaton, N. Y. Married 

Sarah Dean, of Morrisville, N. Y., , 1838. Mrs. Sarah 

Hollenbeck died in 1872. 

William Hollenbeck ( Marian, b. July 23, 1840. 

Sarah Dean -j Ellen, b. , 1844. 

And children ( — Ellen died Dec. 30, 1859. 

Soon after his marriage, Wm. Hollenbeck went to Wyom- 
ing Co., New York, living there and in Genesee Co. until the 



HOLLENBECK. 59 

fall of 1877, when his sister, Amanda Pearce, being left a widow, 
he went to her home in Eaton, and remained there until her 
death, in 1884, when he returned to Pavilion, Genesee Co., N. 
Y., and spent the remainder of his life with his daughter, Mrs. 
Marian Burt, where he died March 25, 1890. 



MARIAN HOLLENBECK, 

Marian, 6th g. William, 5th g. Elizabeth, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. 

William, 1st g. 

Marian married Frances Burt, of Covington Centre, N. Y., 
Dec. 29, 1859. 

Francis Burt was born Oct. 24th, 1840. 



Marian Hollenbeck 



'George, b. Apr. 29, 1864. 
Willie, b. Apr. 29, 1864. 



Francis Burt <j Nellie A., b. June 14, 1871. 



And children 

Francis Burt died Jan. 23rd, 1890 



Anna May, b. Feb. 19, 1875. 

—Willie died Nov. — , 1865. 



George Burt married Hattie Baker, of Pavilion, Nov. 25th, 
1886. 

H n Tt U J * na Marian, b. June 14, 1888. 
. a , 1 , -ij r 1 Adah Frances, b. May 28, 1896. 

Anna May Burt married Wells Hewitt, Feb. 20, 1895. 



BENJAMIN W, HOLLENBECK, 

Benjamin W. Hollenbeck was born in Eaton, N. Y., Dec. 
4, 1814. In 1855 or 1856 he married Susan Hart, of Morris- 
ville, N. Y. He remained in Eaton three or four years after his 
marriage and then removed to Gubserville, Santa Clara Co., 
Cal. Their children were three in number, Marian, Addie and 
Henry. They all married, and Minnie has since died. 



John Hollenbeck lived for many years in Ocean Grove, 
New Jersey. He died at that place in 1875. His wife, Hannah, 
died the same year. 



SARAH WHITE. 

Sarah, 4ih g- Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2(1 g. William, 1st g. 

Sarah White married Ephraim Goodell, of Eaton, N. Y., 
March 25, 1807. The birth-place of E Goodell, was Warwick, 
Franklin Co., Mass. They lived on a farm, about a mile dis- 
tant from the one where her father had settled. 

Ephraim Goodell died June 10, 1839. 

Sarah Goodell died Sept 10, 1842. 

Sarah White ( Hannibal, b. Dec. 22, 1809. 

Ephraim Goodell < George Washington, b. Sept. 23, 1815. 

And children ( B. Franklin, b. Dec. 15, 181.8. 



HANNIBAL GOODELL 

Hannibal, 5th g. Sarah, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Hannibal Goodell married Sarah Record, of Nelson, N. Y. , 
Aug. 11, 1833. Arvilla, their daughter, born July 7, 1834, died 
Nov. 23, 1839. Sarah R. Goodell died Dec. 21, 1841, aged 31 
years. August 16, 1848, Hannibal Goodell married Mrs. Lucy 
Burnham, widow of Austin Burnham. 

Mrs. Burnham had a son, Austin, born Aug. 23, 1844. He 
has for several years been a resident of Chicago. 

Arvilla Pauline, daughter of Hannibal and Lucy, was born 
in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Sept. 11, 1850. March 10, 1874, she 
married Herman M. Doty, M. D. They live in Chagrin Falls, 
and, since Mr. Goodell's death, her mother lives with her. 

Soon after Hannibal Goodell's marriage with Mrs. Lucy 
Burnham, he removed to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, a thriving town 
of two thousand inhabitants, situated near Cleveland. Here he 
was engaged in active business until the infirmities of age pre- 
vented further labor. He had been nearly helpless from partial 
paralysis for four or five years before his death, but the faculties 
of his mind failed not in the least degree. Conscious to the last, 
he peacefully died, September 2, 1893, at the age of 84. 



GEORGE W, GOODELL 

George W., 5th g. Sarah White, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, istg 

George W. Goodell was born in Eaton, N. Y., Sept. 23, 
1815. He married Harriet P. Cooper, of Nelson, N. Y., Feb. 
25, 1841. 



GOODELL. 6l 



George W. Goodell 
Harriet P. Cooper < 



( Ellen S., b. Dec. II, 1843. 

Irving C, b. Dec. 9, 1844. 

Rollin S., b. Aug. 12, 1847. 

Edwin L., b. Sept. 7, 1849. 
And children j Flora R., b. Sept. 20, 1853. 

I Zena P., b. Jan. 10, 1856. 
[Hattie G., Feb. 1, 1861. 



George W. Goodell remained on the farm formerly owned 
and occupied by his father, until the spring of 1868, when he 
sold it and removed, with his family, to the town of Yates, 
Orleans Co., N. Y. , where he bought a pleasantly located fruit 
farm, situated about two miles from the shore of Lake Ontario, 
and within two miles of Lyndonville. He had occupied it only 
six years, when, after an illness of only a few days, with pneu- 
monia, he died March 10th, 1874, leaving his family to mourn 
the loss of a kind and indulgent husband and father. 

In October, 1878, his widow, Harriet Cooper, married Amos 
Williams, of Spencerport, N. Y., and sold the farm in Yates. 
Mr. Williams died in 1887, and after his death Mrs. Harriet 
Williams had a home with her youngest child, Mrs. Hattie 
Edgecombe, in Rochester, N. Y. In the winter of 1891 she 
fell on the ice, fracturing her hip, an injury from which she 
never fully recovered. In June, although very feeble, she went 
to Spencerport to visit her danghter, Mrs. Zena Nichols, and 
while there, suddenly and without a moment's warning, she died 
of heart failure, July 11, 1891, aged 72 years, 7 days. She was 
a most devoted mother, and her children truly "rise up and call 
her blessed." She is buried in the cemetery at Lyndonville, by 
the side of the father of her children. 



ELLEN S, GOODELL. 

Ellen, 6th g. George, 5th g. Sarah, 4th g. Isaac, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. 

William, 1st g. 

Ellen S. Goodell married Romanzo Pierce, of Yates, N. Y., 
Jan. 13, 1869. R. Pierce was born in Eaton, N. Y., but had re- 
moved to Yates in 1851. He lived on a farm but a short dis- 
tance from the home of his wife. Romanzo Pierce died Oct 6, 
1896. His widow and son live on the farm. 

Ellen S. Goodell ( Eddie S., b. May 11, 1876. 

Romanzo Pierce -] Fred S., b. March 25, 1878. 

And children ( — Eddie S., died May 14, 1877. 

Irving C. Goodell is a resident of Orleans Co., N. Y. 

Rollin S. Goodell and Emily Marcellus were married Jan. 
11, 1871. 

Rollin S. Goodell ( Mabel M., b. Dec. 12, 1872. 
Emily Marcellus -j Ida May, b. May 15, 1875. 
And children ( George W., b. Jan. 16, 1878. 



62 GOOVELL. 

R. S. Goodcll, with his family, removed from Yates, N. Y. , 
in 1K79, to Ohio, and a short time afterward settled in Pipe- 
stone, Minnesota, where he is engaged in farming. 

Ida May Goodell married Moses Arrowsmith, Jan. 11, 1893. 

Edwin L. Goodell married Maggie Smith, of Oswego Co., 

N. Y.. Aug. 18, 1880. 

Edwin Goodell ( ,-., , , r , T _ . OQ „ 
Mamie Smith \ Floyd r *« b ' Jan - IO ' l887 " 
And children ( Ewma Ma >'' b " J an " 6 ' l889 ' 

Edwin L. Goodell with his family live on a farm in the town 
of Lebanon, near Randallsville, N. Y. 

Flora R. Goodell married Stephen Loads April 2, 1879. 
Their daughter, Alta May, was born Feb. nth, 1880. The 
family live in Yates, N. Y. , on a farm. 

Zena P. Goodell married Fleming Nichols Jan. 10, 1882. 

Zena P. Goodell ( , .-. , T ,. l80l 

Flemimr Nichols } Ra y mond *•» b - J une J 7> l88 4- 

Fleming Nichols and family reside in Spencerport, N. Y. 

Hattie G. Goodell married Henry Edgecombe Aug. 4, 1885. 

Hattie G. Goodell I George Henry, b. Oct. 17, 1887. 
Henry Edgecombe -| Merton Wesley, b. May 4, 1894. 
And children ( Verne Goodell, b. July 18, 1896. 

Henry Edgecombe and family live in Rochester, N. Y. 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN GOODELL, 

Benjamin Franklin Goodell, 5th g. Sarah, 4th g. Isaac, 3rd g. Isaac, 2nd g. 

William, 1st g. 

Benjamin Franklin Goodell married Philinda Pierce Nov. 
12, 1846. Gertrude E., their daughter, was born July 26, 1849. 
B. F. Goodell shared with his brother, George W. , the farm 
formerly occupied by his father, both families living in the same 
house until April, 1856, when he sold his share to his brother, 
and removed to Chagrin Falls, Ohio, where his brother, Hanni- 
bal Goodell, was living. In 1869 he came back to New York 
and bought a farm in the town of Ridgeway, Orleans Co., situ- 
ated about two miles from the one occupied by his brother 
George, who had come there from Eaton a short time before. 
After a few months' sickness with heart and lung trouble, he 
died on the morning of June 14, 1882. 

Those that knew him best, appreciated him most. He was 
invariably kind and thoughtful toward all, and especially to his 
family, and ever honorable and upright in all his dealings with 
his fellow men. 



GOODELL, RADFORD. 63 

GERTRUDE E, GOODELL 

Gertrude, 6th g. Benjamin Franklin, 5th g. Sarah, 4th g. Isaac, 3rd g. Isaac, 

2nd g. William, 1st g. 

Gertrude E. Goodell married W. D. Waterbury Nov. 30, 

1870. 

Webster D. Waterbury i ^, , T , T „,. , c - 
r> j tt r* j n 1 Blanche L., b. Jan. 20, 1576. 

Gertrude E. Goodell < ^ , ,, 7 V ^ u , 00 
. , ,.,, ) Frank W., b. Feb. 14, 1882. 

And children ( T * 

Blanche L. Waterbury married William Sherwood, Oct. 27, 
1897. 

Mrs. Philinda Goodell lives with her daughter, on the farm 
lately occupied by B. F. Goodell. 



David Radford 
Cornelia White < 
And children 



CORNELIA RADFORD, 

Cornelia, youngest child of Isaac and Sarah (Peck) White, 

was born in Salisbury, Ct., May 2nd, 1792. She married David 

Radford, of Eaton, N. Y., in the year 1822. 

'Raymond Perry, b. Oct. 30, 1823. 
Louisa Pauline, b. Jan. 8, 1825. 
Emory B., b. April 15, 1826. 
Sarah W., b. July 2, 1830. 

David Radford died at Eaton, N Y., Feb. 10, 1885. The 
first three children were born in the old house on the White 
farm. 

Raymond Perry Radford married Permelia DeGroodt. 

'Cassius M., b. in Pratts Hollow, N. Y., May 14, 1849. 
Emma J., b. in Morrisville, N. Y., March 3, 1851. 

Mary E., b. in Morrisville, N. Y., 1853. 

Cornelia, b. in Stockbridge, N. Y., July 6, 1855. 
Carrie, b. in Stockbridge, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1861. 
Edwin, b. in Vernon, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1867. 

Raymond Perry Radford .died at Oneida Castle, N. Y., 
June, 1880. 

CASSIUS M, RADFORD. 

Cassius M. Radford married Mary A. Murray. 

Harry, b. , 1872. 

Cassius M. Radford 
Mary A. Murray 



Raymond Perry Radford 
Permelia DeGroodt 
And children 



And children 



Lewis E., b. June, 1874. 

Laura F. b. Oct., 1876. 

Carrie C, b. Feb., 1881. 

Sherman, b. Feb., 1884. 

Melvin, b. March, 1891. 



Harry was accidentally drowned in 1882. The family live 
in East Concord, N. H. 

Emma J. Radford married John E. Proctor, Jan. 15, 1867. 
They live in Walpole, New Hampshire. 



64 RADFORD. 

Mary E. Radford married O. C. Chapin. They live in 
Syracuse, N. Y. 

Cornelia Radford died in Oneida Castle, «N. Y. , in May, 
1870. 

J Carrie Radford married C. A. Merriam, of Westminster, 
Vt., Jan. 15, 1881. 

r*' J D er L 1 \ Frank, b. in Walpole, Vt., Feb. 9, 1882. 
Carrie Radford < n ' , ,-, » » t w \_ 00 

And children ( Percy ' b * ln Cranston > R - L » March 4, 1884. 

The family now reside in Sheldonville, Mass. 

Edwin Radford lives in Oneida Co., N. Y. 

Raymond Perry Radford died in Oneida Castle, N. Y., in 
1880. 

Mrs. Permelia Radford lives with her daughter, Carrie 
Merriam, in Sheldonville, Mass. 



LOUESA P, RADFORD, 

Louesa P. Radford married Claudius Brooks, of Morris- 
ville, N. Y. , in 1852. Their children are Lillian, Agnes, Eleanor, 
Frederic, Mary. Lillian, Agnes and Mary died young. Eleanor 
married George T. Fitch, of Coon Rapids, Carroll Co., Iowa, 
Aug., 1889. Mrs. Brooks and her two children live in Coon 
Rapids, Iowa. Claudius Brooks died some years ago. 



SARAH W, RADFORD, 

Sarah W. Radford married Isaac Chapin, of Morrisville, 
N. Y., in 1846. 

'Arabel, b. at Morrisville, N. Y., Apr. 19, 1848. 

Orlin, b. at Morrisville, April 25, 1850. 

Ada, b. at Galway, Saratoga Co., N. Y., May 18, 1852. 
Isaac Chapin Archie, b. at Galway, May 8, 1854. 

Sarah W. Radford <J Dora, b. at Galway, Aug. 24, 1857. 
And children Elfleda, b. at Galway, Sept. 6, 1862. 

Alfred, b. at St. Johns, Putman Co., Mo., Nov. 30, 1866. 

Alice, b. " " " " Nov. 30^ 1866. 

Delia, b. at Warsaw, Wayne Co., Iowa, May 18, 1872. 

Arabell died at Mertella, Kan., Jan. 6, 1889. Dora died at 
Galway, April 14, 1861. Alice died at Janesville, Wis., June 
9th, 1897. 

The present residence of the children is given as follows: 
Orlin lives in Syracuse, N. Y. Archie lives in Idaho. Ada in 
Kansas. Alfred in Iowa. Elfleda in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Delia 
in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Isaac Chapin and family live in Glidden, 
Iowa. 






RADLORD, WHITE. 65 

EMORY B, RADFORD, 

Emory B. Radford was born at Eaton, N. Y. He married 
Antoinette Ferrin in 1854. They had one son, Frank De 
Lancy He died at Lockport, N. Y., Dec. 2nd, 1872. His 
death, from paralysis, was sudden and unexpected. He was a 
member of the Board of Aldermen of the city of Lockport, and 
of Lockport Lodge, No. 73, F. and A. M. The funeral was 
attended by the members of the Common Council and other city 
officers, the lodge to which he belonged, and an immense crowd 
of citizens, together with the employes of the Holley Manufac- 
turing Co., with whom he was associated. He was highly 
esteemed by all. His widow's death occurred not long after 
his. 



JOHN WHITE 

John, 3rd g. Isaac, 2nd g. William, 1st g. 

John White, the third child of Isaac and Eleanor (Rinders) 
White, was born in Esopus, Ulster Co., N. Y., in 1747. He 
married Bathsheba Fairchild,* of Arlington, Vermont, in 1773, 
at which place he lived for a few years. In 1783 he removed 
with his family to Burlington, Vt., accomplishing the long jour- 
ney, not without many difficulties and dangers. The journey 
was made in the spring of the year, and at one place, being un- 
able to cross the Otter river (as the rains and melting snow had 
caused its banks to overflow), they were obliged to retrace their 
steps for a distance of forty miles, before they found a safe 
crossing place. Some time afterward he located permanently 
in Georgia, Vt., where in 1788 his wife, Bathsheba, died, leav- 
ing him with three children, John, Jr., born in 1775, and two 
girls, who were younger. They lived in a little log house among 
the mountains of northern Vermont, His niece, Betty Sawyer, 
a young girl only sixteen years of age, had come from her home 
in Pownal, in the southern part of the state, to care for her 
uncle and cousins, and to "keep the house." Sometime during 
the winter of 1789 and 1790, "Uncle John" announced his in- 
tention of going to Connecticut for a visit, trusting his son, then 
a boy of fourteen, to care for the cows and sheep, and to keep 

*Stephen Fairchild and his four sons, Stepen, Jr., Joel, Daniel and Freeman, 
came from Arlington in 1797, and settled on lands adjoining Judge White, whose 
wife was Stepen Fairchild s daughter. The Fairchild family took an active part 
in the affairs of the town and left a favorable record. Several of Joel and Free- 
man's children still reside in Georgia, St. Albans and Milton. 

{From Miss Hewrenway's history.) 



66 WHITK. 

the big fire-place well replenished with wood. He drove away 
with the horse and sleigh, leaving, undoubtedly, not without 
anxiety, four young people alone, with scarcely a neighbor in 
sight, but at that time children were trained to habits of self- 
reliance, and the days went by without bringing danger or fear. 
Betty Sawyer was afterward fond of relating how the time was 
occupied, she with a busy housewife's cares, preparing the plain 
but abundant meals, teaching the little girls the art of knitting, 
and of the long evenings, when by the bright fire they sat, hear- 
ing the wolves howling on the mountains, but feeling safe and 
secure. They listened to the stories John told, or the songs he 
sang. The books they had were few in number and not of a 
nature to interest children, but the boy had a "gift of speech," 
and entertained his sisters and cousin with stories and rhymes. 
Two lines only, of an acrostic on his cousin's name, I remember 
of hearing: 

"Behold a fair and beauteous maid, 
Each virtue is in her displayed," 

At length, after three weeks had passed in this way, John 
came running in one day, bringing the joyful news that "Father 
was coming." He could see the horse and sleigh. As they 
drew nearer, the children saw that he was not alone, but a 
woman in a red cloak was with him. Yes, he had brought back 
a new mother to his children A true mother, indeed, she 
proved to be, in the love and care she bestowed on them. 
While John White was living in Connecticut, there lived in his 
immediate neighborhood a family named Bradley. Their daugh- 
ter, Hannah, was the best and brightest of girls, well skilled in 
all domestic accomplishments, and always sweet-tempered and 
cheerful. Her acquaintances spoke of her as a "real pretty 
girl." Among all her numerous admirers, John White was the 
favored one, and had been her constant attendant at the merry 
makings of the neighborhood, until it was rumored that the 
young couple were engaged. The young man was congratu- 
lated on his good fortune, and the wedding was expected to 
take place soon, but during the summer of 1773, Bathsheba 
Fairchild, a young girl from Vermont, came to visit relatives in 
the neighborhood. Her pretty face and graceful manners 
proved irresistible to the "son of Adam," as oftentimes before 
and since, such charms have been. In the autumn of that year 
John White married Bathsheba Fairchild, and went to Arling- 
ton, Vt, to live. Years passed on. Hannah Bradley remained 
at home, dutifully caring for her father and mother while they 
lived, and then found employment in the tailor shop in the 
village. 



WHITE. 67 

One morning she related to her room-mate a peculiar dream 
she had had during the night. She said: "I dreamed there 
had been given me a pair of shoes, one of them was a crooked, 
misshapen one, the other was straight and well made, but some- 
what worn." 

"I can interpret that dream," says her friend. "You are 
to have two offers of marriage, one from the hunchback tailor, 
and the other from John White, the widower." The interpreta- 
tion proved true. The tailor received a most decided no, and 
when John White reached Salisbury and called to see the 
woman he had never forgotten, she was "not at home," but one 
day meeting her accidentally in the house of a friend, he offered 
his hand with a word of greeting, to which Hannah scarcely 
replied. Yet, his eloquent pleading was impossible to resist, 
no doubt, as in a few days Hannah put on her red broadcloth 
cloak and accompanied him, as his wife, to his distant home 
and his motherless children. 

John White died in Georgia, Vt., in 1816, at the age of 69. 

One of his daughters married a gentleman named Baker, 
and lived in New York City. 

(FROM MISS HEMENWAY, VERMONT.) 

Judge John White came to Burlington, in 1783. On the organization of 
Crittenden County, he was appointed Judge, as Judge John White, of Georgia. 
He was descended from a younger son of a wealthy contemporary of Win. Penn, 
and was born in Esopus, N. Y. He resided for a time in Arlington and was an 
associate of Ethan Allen and Remember Baker. He was a man of character and 
ability, making up for his lack of education by habits of close observation and the 
practice of sound common sense. He was County Judge in Burlington County 
from 1783 to 1787, in Crittenden County from 1787 to 1796, in Franklin County 
1796 and 1797; member of two councils of census of two constituted conventions, 
three years member of general assembly, 10 years member of Governor's council, 
and during the 29 years' residence in the town held almost always a town office. 
Jan. 10, 1 79 1, he was a member of the convention for adopting the Constitution of 
the United States. He died in 1816, at the age of 69. His only son, John White, 
Jr., at this time, (1787) a lad of twelve, was a boy of studious habits, prosecuting 
with avidity any subject in which he was interested, yet lacking the guidance of a 
master, and unable to procure the books he would have chosen. His reading was 
desultory. It was nevertheless said of him by the late Hon. Asa Aldis, in whose 
office he read law for a time, that he possessed a better general knowledge of the 
classics than any other person of his acquaintance, not excepting those who 
had been graduated at College. In fact, a learned D. D., who was one 
day conversing with him, asked him at what college he was graduated. He 
replied: "At the plow tail, Sir." It was his practice to carry with him a book, 
when at work on his father's farm, and in the intervals of rest to employ every 
moment in reading. He was admitted to the bar of Franklin County, but never 
entered upon the practice of law. He was deputy marshal of the District of 
Vermont, was appointed County Clerk in 1805 and held the office until his death, 
in 1807. He represented the town of Georgia in the Legislature in 1805. In 1804 
the people of Georgia celebrated the anniversary of the National Independence, in 
a manner becoming the most prosperous town in the state, and John White prepared 
an ode, wrote all the toasts, and delivered an oration, not only to the acceptance of 



68 'win 1 1 . 

the people of the town, hut of several "gentlemen from abroad." Never robust, 
his constitution became impaired by excessive study, and he was quite feeble with 
incipient consumption. In a letter to Dr. I lira Hill, dated "East Guilford, Ct., 
I tec. jS, 1S01, he says: 

"The old debility which long depressed 
His genial spirit, and disturbed his rest, 
Has gradually given way to change of air, 
To luscious diet and relief from care, 
Hut those distortions which incurve the spine, 
1 >cfy e'en Thetis and the god of wine." 

In the spring of 1 807, accompanied by his father, he left for another respite 
from care, beside the rolling sea, in the hope to be benefitted by change of air, but 
he died on the way there, at Lee, Mass., where his remains are interred. Mr. 
White wrote much in prose and verse, although we do not hear that he published 
much. He wrote a series of contributions, during the last year of his life, to the 
■• Wanderer '," a paper published at Randolph, written under the non de plume of 
"Tim Scribbler. " They are mostly political articles, and referring to state and 
national affairs, and are possessed of much merit. 

Jan. 26, 1805, he wrote an interesting letter to Judge Obin, 
concerning the forming of two post-offices, one at Georgia and 
one at Milton. There was no post-office nearer than Burling- 
ton or St. Albans. These places were twenty-nine miles apart. 

Ode written by John White, Jr., and sung at the celebra- 
tion of our National Independence, at Georgia, Vt., July 4, 
1804: 

When from the East our fathers came 

To settle on this western shore, 
They fled from persecutions flame, 

And from the scourge of lawless power. 

To here retire from priests and kings, 

They crossed the wide, extended flood, 
Where silent Peace with circling wings, 

Might smile within the lonely wood. 

Where earth, unstained by human gore, 

And where no tyrants foot had trod, 
They hoped their freedom to restore, 

Their rights, and worship of their God. 

But here a race of savage men, 

Uncultivated, w r ild and brave, 
Lighted the torch of war again, 

And sent our heroes to the grave. 

'Til armed at length by wild despair, 

The little band o'ercame the foe, 
And fraught with industry and care, 

The infant state began to grow. 

Towns rose on every fertile plain 

And cities in the cultured vales, 
While rising commerce o'er the main 

Displayed around her whitening sails. 



White, sawyer. 69 

Then haughty Briton, fond of power, 

Sent fleets and armies o'er the sea, 
And strove in that eventful hour, 

To bring us to the bended knee. 

But firm in truth and courage tried, 

Each breast felt freedom's manly flame, 
And in one common cause allied, 

They drove the invaders back, with shame. 

Still stronger grown, we feel secure, 

Nor dread the powers of Europe now, 
Our independence shall endure, 

And to the Almighty only will we bow. 



IN TIMES OF YORE. 
In times of yore, our matrons wore 

A neat and comely dress. 
Pride, with its train of trappings vain, 

Was banished with disgrace. 
No tawdry show of belle or beau, 

Was from the gallery seen, 
But nymph and swain, appeared most plain, 

In habits neat and clean. 
Each house well stored, displayed a board 

Of strong and healthy food, 
Which flushed each face with hearty grace, 

And warmed the fluent blood. 
The lawyers then, were honest men, 

The courts were short and few, 
From farm and trade all debts were paid, 

And nothing left to sue. 

— Tim Scribbler, Georgia, Vt., 1804. 



JESSE SAWYER, 

Of the branch of the Sawyer family to which Jesse Sawyer 
belonged, it seems impossible to find any records. Dr. Thomas 
J. Sawyer, born 1803, of College Hill, Mass., to whom I applied 
for information, writes, that "the Sawyers of the north- 
ern states, at least, are probably descended from three 
brothers, who came from Lincolnshire, England, and set- 
tled here in 1642 or 1643. They were Thomas, William 
and Edmund or Edward. Thomas settled in Lancashire, Mass., 
and I (Thomas J. Sawyer) am the 5th lineal descendant from 
him. Hon. Philetus Sawyer, U. S. Senator, of Wisconsin, 
Judge Sawyer, of Calfornia, and a former governor of New 
Hampshire, are of this branch of the Sawyers." The work of 
Amory Carter, of Worcester, Mass., "Sawyers in America," 
published in 1883, 120 pages, has in it no reference to Jesse 
Sawyer. It gives a nearly complete record of the descendants 



70 SAWYER. 

of Thomas Sawyer, so that it may be presumed that he was 
a descendant of either William or Edmund. 

Thomas Sawyer was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 
1615, emigrated to Lancaster, Mass., in 1642 or 1643, and died 
at Lancaster, Mass., Sept. 12, 1706, aged 91. 

James, son of Thomas, was born at Lancaster, Mass., 
March 22, 1657, and died in Pomfret, Ct., Jan. 27, 1753, aged 

James, son of James, was born at Marlborough, Mass,, 
July 12, 1686. 

Joseph, son of James 2nd, was born at Pomfret, Ct., Dec. 
6, 1821. 

John, son of Joseph, was born at Pomfret, Ct., Sept. 7, 1755. 

Elisha, son of John, was born at Reading, Vt., Sept. 30, 
1785. Elisha was one of the pioneers of Lyndonville, Orleans 
Co., N. Y., settling there in the beginning of the century. 
Elisha Sawyer died in Paxton, 111., Dec. 8, 1868, aged 83. 

Warren, son of Elisha, was born in Lindonville, Dec. 22, 

1819, and married Eliza Goodwin, Oct. 6, 1844. 

Warren Sawyer ( Merrett E., b. July 13, 1845, Nyack, N. Y. 
Eliza Goodwin < Wilbor C, b. Sept. 23, 1847, Lyndonville, N. V. 
And children ( Willie W., b. May 19, 1857, Rockford, 111. 

Merrett E. Sawyer married Hannah Logan, March 3, 1870. 

TJ u t j Warren Lockhard, b. Sept. 12, 1 87 1. 

Hannah Logan < K T , ^ ' o 

And children ( Anna L., b. Dec. 25, 1873. 

Warren Sawyer closely resembles in personal appearance 
Ward W. White. He died at the residence of his son, W. W. 
Sawyer, in Rockford, 111., in April, 1896, aged 77. 

Jesse Sawyer married Catharine White. She was the sec 
ond daughter, and fourth child, of Isaac and Eleanor (Rinders) 
White, and was born in Salisbury, Ct., April 25, 1749. 

Harmon, b. at Pownal, Vt., in 1770. 

Betsey, b. at Pownal, Vt., in 1773. 

Ir> .1- • TTn.-. Elisha, b. at Bennington, Vt., in 1778. 
Catharine White < ,. ,, * ,» , ^t, ' . ' ,v' • 



And children 



Polly or Mary, b. at Bennington, Vt. in 1779. 

Catharine, b. at Bennington, Vt., . 

Sally or Sarah, b. at Bennington, Vt., . 



Catharine married McClelland or McPherson. No record 
to be found. 

Sally married Franklin and settled in Monroe Co., 

N. Y., at the beginning of this century. 

Jesse Sawyer, after his marriage with Catharine White, lived 
in Pownal, Vt., until after the birth of their daughter Betsey, 
in 1773, when he became owner of a farm near Bennington, Vt. 



SAWYER. 71 

The first record of Jesse Sawyer is of his being one of a jury 
of six men, held at Sunderland, Bennington Co., Vt., Jan. 30, 
1775, to try Rev. Benjamin Hough, of Clarenden, (a magistrate 
appointed by New York) for sundry offenses against the New 
Hampshire Grantees. The other jurymen were Ethan Allen, 
Seth Warner, Robert Cochran, Peleg Sutherland, James Mead 
and Gideon Warner. 

Mr. Hough was convicted and sentenced to receive 200 lashes 
on his bare back, which was duly inflicted, and he was ordered 
to return to New York. The New York Assembly voted a 
reward of ^50 for apprehension of Jesse Sawyer and the other 
jurymen. 

(FROM THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.) 
(Ail order in Council confirms the title of New York to what is now Ver- 
mont — New York insists on the settlers taking out new land-grants at exhorbitant 
fees; disputes arise in consequence; Gov. Tryon, of New York, makes an unsuc- 
cessful attempt to settle the dispute with the "Green Mountain Boys," and in I 773 
goes to England to lay the matter before the government.) 

At a meeting of several townships on the New Hampshire 
grants west of the range of the Green Mountains, convened at 
Dorset, Bennington Co., July 26, 1775, The Convention pro- 
ceeded to choose officers for the regiment of the Green Moun- 
tain Boys, of the 6th Company formed, which seems, from the 
residence of the officers, to have been of Danby, Arlington and 
Colchester. Jesse Sawyer was appointed 2nd Lieutenant. 

On the 10th of February, 1778, he was appointed Captain 
in Major Waits' regiment, intended for an expedition to Canada, 
under General LaFayette. 

On May 28th, of the same year, Captain Jesse Sawyer was 
ordered with six soldiers to search for inimical persons in towns 
north of Arlington. 

The Governor and Council, on Nov. 20, 1780, resolved to 
raise eighty able-bodied men for the defense of the frontiers of 
the state, under command of Captain Jesse Sawyer, 

The ''Board of War," Jan. 9, 1781, resolved that for defense 
of the frontiers for the ensuing campaign, there should be one 
regiment of infantry raised, and Captain Jesse Sawyer was ap- 
pointed 1st captain, with the pay of £5, 8d and two rations, 
monthly. He was again appointed Feb. 25, 1782, for the ensu- 
ing campaign. 

The Charter of Fair Haven was granted Oct. 27, 1779, and 
among the names of grantees the name of Jesse Sawyer is found. 

Captain Jesse Sawyer remained in the service until the close 
of the Revolutionary War. He possessed all the qualities that 
make a good soldier, perfect fearlessness in any danger, united 
with wonderful physical endurance. Gen. Washington had 



72 SAWYER. 

great confidence in his soldierly skill, and by him he was often 
sent on difficult expeditions. 

Word came to him one day that a party of Indians, six or 
eight in number, had visited a house where the only inmates 
were a young mother with her twin boys, who were about four 
years old, and a baby girl. They had built a fire in the fire place, 
where they tied the baby, head downward, to be slowly burned 
to death, the agonized mother being bound hand and foot, and 
unable to reach the child. They then took the little boys with 
them, leaving the poor mother to her fate. Someone, fortunately, 
entered the house in time to rescue her and save her life. Cap- 
tain Sawyer selected five men from his Company and with them 
we nt in search of the little boys. He could follow a trail as 
well as an Indian, and only needed to find here and there a 
broken twig or an almost invisible footprint to enable him to 
keep it. Knowing that the Indians would camp .at night in the 
woods. Captain Sawyer and his men, as evening approached, 
sat down in a grove of evergreen trees, that hid them from 
sight, but where they had a clear view of the woods. They had 
not waited long, when they saw smoke rising in the clear October 
air, not far from where they were. When it was quite dark, 
Captain Sawyer crept cautiously out, noiselessly into the woods. 
The Indians had build a shelter of hemlock boughs, and were 
sitting on a fallen log, by which they had built their fire. He 
was within a few feet of them, when a little dog belonging to 
them began to bark furiously. One of the Indians came out, 
but not seeing any one, ordered the dog to come back by the 
fire. When all was quiet again, he went up to the enclosure, 
and, looking through, saw seven Indians sitting close together. 
The little captives lay on the ground asleep. The Indians were 
talking of the little boys; one proposed to kill them at once, 
others said, "Take them to Canada," expecting a reward would 
be offered for their recovery. Captain Sawyer understood their 
language sufficiently to comprehend their meaning. He went 
back to the men, told them there was an Indian apiece and one 
to spare, but not to be spared, that on their lives they must not 
miss their game. Stepping carefully, and in perfect silence, they 
followed their leader to the spot. The men were numbered and 
formed in line, each taking aim at one Indian, as they sat on 
the log enjoying the warmth of the fire. At the word of com- 
mand, "fire," each musket was discharged, and six of the 
Indians fell forward into the fire dead. The seventh threw his 
tomahawk and started to run, but was soon overtaken and 
shared the fate of his companions. The little boys, awakened 
by the commotion, could not at first believe that the cruel 
savages were killed, and that the white men had come to take 



SAWYER. 73 

them back to their mother. They only waited to burn the 
bodies of the Indians, fearing that if they were left there to be 
discovered by others, revenge was sure to fall on some one, 
sooner or later, and as soon as possible, without thinking of 
rest, they took the little boys in their arms and hastened back 
to restore them to their almost frantic mother. Imagine the 
meeting. She had felt sure that they had been murdered, as 
well as the baby, and even when she had them in her arms 
could hardly realize the truth. Captain Sawyer said he and his 
men left the house as soon as possible, for hardened soldiers as 
they were, they could not witness the joy of the mother un- 
moved. 

Captain Sawyer remained in the service of his country until 
the close of the Revolutionary War, and when peace was restored, 
he returned to his home at Bennington, where he lived ten years 
or more. He then sold his farm, taking in payment "Con- 
tinental money," which soon became so depreciated in value as 
to be nearly worthless. 

In the history of Delaware County, N. Y. , we find that 
"Jesse Sawyer and his son Harmon came from Vermont in 1795, 
and settled and made a clearing on Hyde's, now 'East Brook,' 
six miles from its junction with the west branch of the Delaware 
river." 

In the first assessment of the town of Walton, made in 
1798, "Jesse Sawyer was assessed for his improvements, being 
a log house, 14x12 feet, at the said locality, and next on the 
list, the improvements of Harmon Sawyer, being a log house, 
18x16 feet. At the same time Elisha Sawyer was assessed for 
improvements on the Delaware river, near the village of 
Walton." 

In this humble home that he had built, Captain Jesse Saw r - 
yer passed the remainder of his life, happy in the knowledge 
that he had served his country faithfully and well, without hope 
or expectation of pecuniary reward. 

In 1818, during the administration of President Monroe, Con- 
gress granted a pension of $20 per month to all officers and $8 
to privates, in the Continental army. Let us hope that the 
patriotic couple, who had so bravely faced the danger of the 
"time that tries men's souls," received this recognition from a 
grateful nation. 

Captain Jesse Sawyer died in Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y., 
in 1826. 

Catharine White, wife of Jesse Sawyer, died in Walton, 
Feb. 18, 1829, at the age of 80 years. 

The canteen carried by Captain Jesse Sawyer during the 



74 SAWYER. 

Revolutionary War, was on exhibition a few years since at the 
Delaware County Fair. 

His grandson, Horace Sawyer, of Michigan, had at one 
time in his possession his sword. 

Catharine Sawyer was well fitted to be the mate of the 
intrepid soldier she had married. In the secluded place where 
she lived she had become accustomed to dangerous and unwel- 
come visitors, but if the sheep and cows were safely housed, the 
wolves might howl and panthers screech unheeded in the dark- 
ness. Savage looking Indians occasionally called, but beyond 
asking for something to eat, they never molested her The 
little boy, Harmon, was his mother's only help during his 
father's absence. He was only five year's old when Jesse Saw- 
yer was appointed Lieutenant of a company of Green Mountain 
Boys, but, brave and self-reliant, he proved himself the worthy 
son of his father and mother. 



HARMON SAWYER, 

He was the oldest child of Jesse and Catharine (White) 
Sawyer, and was born in Pownal, Vermont, in the year 1770. 
He was a Captain of Infantry in the war of 1812, and went with 
his command to New York City, returning at the close of the 
war, and living in Walton until about the year 1820, when he 
sold his farm and moved to Cayuta, Schuyler Co., N. Y., where 
he spent the remainder of his life, and where he and his wife are 
buried. He married his cousin, Catharine White, a daughter 
of Harmon and Sarah (Dean) White. She was born in Salis- 
bury, Ct. , in April, 1776. They were married at Salisbury, and 
Harmon Sawyer came to Walton, N. Y., with his father in 1795, 
and built a log house in 1798. 

Harmon and Catharine Sawyer had seven childlen. (See 
record of Catharine White.) 

Horace Sawyer, son of Harmon and Catharine (White) 
Sawyer. The children are: Harmon, the oldest of the family, 
enlisted in the army and died on Roanoke Island, N. C. The 
second son, Ward, also entered the army and died in Lexington, 
Ky. Andrew Jackson, H. S. and Adeline are living at Luther, 
Lake Co., Mich., Jerome in Lenawee Co., Mich., and Morgan 
S. in Mecosta Co., Mich. 



JOHN W, SAWYER. 

John W. Sawyer, of Walton, N. Y., married Olive Bab- 
cock, of Bath, N. Y. 



SAWYER. J$ 

Lydia C, b. April 16, 1832. 
Jane B., b. Aug. 13, 1834. 
Olive D., b. Oct. 19, 1841. 
Saley E., b. May 27, 1844. 
Martha M., b. June 12, 1848. 
Albert M., b. Aug. 8, 1850. 
Simeon D., b. April 23, 1855. 
Addie M., b. March 2, 1857. 

Betsey Sawyer. For record see Benjamin White, Chapter 2. 



John W. Sawyer 
Olive Babcock 
And children 



ELISHA SAWYER, 

Elisha Sawyer, son of Jesse and Catharine (White) Saw- 
yer, was born in Bennington, Vt, in 1778, and died in Walton, 
N. Y., Sept. 12, 1829. He married Elizabeth Smith. Shedied 
in Walton, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1824, aged 37. 

f Margaret, b. Aug. 9, 1807. 
Elisha Sawyer | Isaac White, b. Sept. 10, 1809. 

Elizabeth Smith < Gabriel Smith, b. , 1812. 

And children Mary, b. July 10, 1818. 

Elisha Sheldon, b. , 1819. 

Margaret Sawyer married Abraham Ogden; she died March 
14, 1849. Abraham Ogden died March 11, 1856, aged 53 years, 
9 months, 18 days. 

Isaac W. Sawyer married Elizabeth Ogden. He died Sept. 
9, 1876. Elizabeth, wife of I. W. Sawyer, died Nov. 13, 1852, 
aged 37 years, 8 months, 27 days. 

Gabriel S. Sawyer died May 14, 1889. Mary Ogden, wife 
of G. S. Sawyer, died Dec. 7, 1879, aged 61. 

Mary Sawyer removed to Rancocos, Burlington Co., N. J., 
and married John Stokes Hackney about the year 1840, and had 
four children. 

Elizabeth S., Daughter of G. S. and Mary Sawyer, died 
June 27, 1869, aged 29 years. 

G. S. and Mary Sawyer had another daughter named Julia E. 



POLLY OR MARY SAWYER, 

(Daughter of Jesse and Catharine (White) Sawyer. 
Mary Sawyer married Elnathan Goodrich, presumably in 



Walton, N. Y. 



fMyra, b. Sept. 18, 1797. 
Hiram P., b. May I, 1799. 
Elisha Sheldon, b. Aug. 15, 1801. 

a„hVv,;m^„ Anna Maria > b - 0ct - 2b > l8 °4- 

Betsey, b. Nov. 20, 1806. 

St. John, b. Dec. 27, 1809. 



Elnathan Goodrich 
Mary Sawyer 
And children 



76 SAWYER. 

Myra Goodrich died unmarried in 1849. Betsey Goodrich 
died in 1810. 

Hiram Goodrich married Esther Thompson. They had 4 
children, Alexander, Elnathan, Elisha, St. John. 

Elisha S. Goodrich married Acsah Parsons, and afterwards 
Mrs. Rose Cross. 

Klisha S. Goodrich ( ^. ., , , . „ 

tcsafa Parsons } Elnathan, b. June 23, 1824. 

. , .... ) Hiram, b. Dec. 18, 1826. 

And children ( 

Alexander, son of Elisha and Rose, was born March 28, 1848. 
Anna Maria, daughter of Elnathan and Mary (Sawyer) 
Goodrich, married Wm. G. McClelland. Their children were 

Isabella and Amelia. Amelia married Jones, a hardware 

merchant in Owego. 

St. John Goodrich married Anna M. Burgess. They had 
two children, a daughter, who died unmarried, and a son, 
Charles Goodrich, a merchant in Omaha, Neb. 

Elnathan, son of Elisha and Acsah Goodrich, married 
Susanna O'Hara. Has two children, Anna and Angie. Elnathan 
Goodrich died Jan. 28, 1881. 

Hiram, 2nd son of Elisha and Acsah Goodrich, married and 
left two sons, Elisha and Elnathan. Hiram Goodrich died June 
18, 1882. 

Alexander W., son of Elisha S. and Rose Goodrich, mar- 
ried Mary E. Morris, February, 1875. 

Mar X y a E er Mo°ris driCh \ Worden Morris > b ' *» 22 > l8 "' 
And'chiid'en J M «nS*~t E., b. Oct. 4, .878. 

Elnathan, son of Hiram Goodrich, was born Jan. 16, 1828. 

Sarah A., his wife, was born July 8, 1831. 

Marian H., b. Nov. 2, 1851. 
Elnathan Goodrich Willis E. b. June 22, 1854. 
Sarah A. Goodrich <( Selden W., b. Dec. 26, 1856. 
And children I Carrie M., b. Aug. 13, 1859. 

[Ernest L., b. Apr. 8, 1862. 

Ernest L. died in Texas, Jan. 20, 1890. 

Polly or Mary (Sawyer) Goodrich died in 1810. Elnathan 
Goodrich died July 19, 1850, aged 74. 

The foregoing record was sent by Alexander Wright Good- 
rich (son of Elisha and Rose Goodrich) Assistant Treasurer U. 
S. He resides in Philadelphia. In a letter, dated July 31, 
1891, Mr. Goodrich writes : "My uncle, Hiram Parsons Good- 
rich, left home in early life, and traveled to New Orleans, where 
he became a steamboat owner, and afterward went to California, 
where he died in 1882. He left three sons, Elisha, Alexander 



SAWYER. 77 

and Elnathan. Alexander is not living, but Elnathan was re- 
cently living in Titusville, Pa." Elnathan Goodrich writes from 
Titusville, Oct. 27, 1891: "My father, Hiram P. Goodrich, was 
in the army in the west, served two enlistments under Gen. 
Cass, came back, went south, and died in New Orleans in 1850. 
My brother Alexander died in California in 1851. My brother 
Elisha lives on a farm about two miles from Titusville, Pa. 
St. John Goodrich died in the west." 



THE TAKING OF FORT TICONDEROGA, MAY 10, 1775. 

"Directions being sent from the then colony, now state of Connecticut, to 
raise companies of "Green Mountain Boys," and if possible with them to surprise 
and take the fortress of Ticonderoga, Col. Ethan Allen raised several companies. 
Seth Warner was Lieut. -Col, Sam'l Safford, Major, and Jesse Sawyer Captain, of 
one company. After carefully guarding the several passes that led thither to cut 
off all intelligence between the garrison and the country, they made a forced 
march from Bennington, and arrived at the lake opposite Ticonderoga on the even- 
ing of the ninth of May, 1775, with 230 valiant Green Mountain Boys, and with 
the utmost difficulty procured boats to cross the lake, a distance of five or six 
miles. However, they landed 83 men near the garrison and sent the boats back 
for the rear guard, commanded by Col. Seth Warner, but the day began to dawn 
and it became necessary to attack the fort before the rear could cross the lake, and 
as it was viewed hazardous, Col. Allen proposed to the soldiers that all that were 
willing to make the attempt, to poise their firelocks. The men, being drawn up 
in three ranks, each poised his firelock, he ordered them to face to the right and 
they marched immediately to the wicket gate, Captain Sawyer taking the lead. 
There they found a senfy posted, who instantly snapped his fusee. Col. Allen 
ran toward him. He retreated through the covered way into the parade, within 
the garrison, gave a loud "Halloa" and ran under a bomb proof. The men im- 
mediately entered the fort, the garrison excepting the sentries being asleep. They 
gave three huzzahs, which greatly surprised them. A sentry made a pass at one of 
the officers with a charged bayonet, and slightly wounded him. The officer struck 
him on the head with his sword, whereupon he asked quarter, which was granted 
him. Col. Allen demanded where the commanding officer was. He was shown a 
flight of stairs in front of the garrison — which led to a second story in the barrack 
— to which he immediately repaired and ordered the commander, Captain De La 
Place, to come forth, or he would sacrifice the whole garrison, at which the Cap- 
tain came with his breeches in his hand. When he ordered him to deliver the fort 
instantly, he asked on what authority he demanded it. Col. Ethan Allen repl ied, 
with a stamp of his foot, that shook the building, "In the name of the Great 
Jehovah and the Continental Congress." He began to speak, but, with drawn 
sword, the intrepid Col. again demanded an immediate surrender of the garrison, 
with which he complied at once, and ordered his men to be forthwith paraded, 
without arms, as he had given up the garrison. This surprise was carried into exe 
cution in the gray light of the early morning of the 10th of May, 1775. 



(FROM HALE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.) 

"Gen. Schuyler, before leaving Ft. Edward, issued a proclamation calling 
to his aid the militia of New England and New York. Multitudes obeyed his call. 
Vermont poured forth her daring Green Mountain Boys, the other states of New 
England their hardy yeomanry, New York her valiant sons. These beset the in- 
vaders on every side, impeding their progress, cutting off their supplies, and 
fatiguing them by incessant attacks. Burgoyne finding it difficult to transport his 



78 SAWYER. 

provisions through the wilderness, despatched Col. Baum with his five hundred 
Hessians, to seise s quantity of beef and (lour, which the American! had collected 

and ston-d at Bennington. Fortunately, Gen. Stark, at the head of a party of 
New Hampshire militia had just arrived at that place, on his way to the main army 
and had been joined by volunteers from the immediate neighborhood. Baum, as- 
certaining their number to be greater than his own, halted near Bennington, erected 
breastworks and sent back lor reinforeements. In several skirmishes between 
small detachments, the militia were uniformly successful. This sharpening their 
courage, Stark resolved to attack the main body. On the 16th of August, 1 777, a 
fierce and sanguinary battle took place. For two hours the Hessians fought bravely, 
but their works, assaulted by brave troops, were at length entered, and most of the 
detachment either killed or made prisoners. Just after this action had terminated, 
Col. Breyman arrived with a reinforcement sent to Baum. The militia, apprehend- 
ing no danger, had dispersed in pursuit of plunder or the fugitives. Happily at 
this critical juncture, Col. Warner arrived from Manchester with a continental 
regiment, and immediately fell upon Breyman. The militia, rallying, hastened to 
his aid. The battle continued until sunset, when the enemy retreated and under 
cover of the night, the greater part effected their escape. The tide of fortune was 
now turned. The decisive victory at Bennington diffused confidence and joy." 

It was during this fearful period that the incident described 
in the poem, "My Great Grandmother's Ride," took place. 



MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S RIDE. 

Come little children and sit by my side, 

While I tell of my great grandmother's ride. 

She, more than a hundred years ago, 

When Liberty strove with a British foe, 

Lived in the midst of war's alarm, 

In a little log house, on a Vermont farm. 

A woman loyal, and brave and true, 

Doing with might what her hands found to do. 

Fearless in speech and deed, and strong 

To defend the right and resent the wrong. 

Her husband, a Captain of "Rangers" brave, 
Was fighting, the land from the foe to save; 
Leaving her there with their little ones, 
The baby Bess and a little son; 
With a mother's love to lighten their toil, 
And a living to wrest from the rugged soil. 
Up in the early morning gloom, 
Milking the cows, plying the loom, 
Helping the little boy to till the sod, 
Reading her Bible and trusting her God. 

One day, ere her morning tasks were o'er, 
When the sun shone in on the kitchen floor, 
The big brick oven was filled with bread, 
And the loom was banging to her tread. 
As Bess in her sap trough cradle lay, 
A sound of swift hoofs came that way. 
Then a loud quick call by the open door, 
A call she had dreaded long before, 
And that nerved her mother heart and eye, 



SAWYER. 79 

"The British are coming, haste and fly, 
Take what you can with the old ox team, 
Before is torn up the bridge o'er the stream." 

Ah! then, our grandmother's steps were hurried t 

The precious ironware was quickly buried, 

The brine turned off from the barrel of pork, 

The web, half woven, cut out with a jerk. 

And she, with an arm as stout as her heart, 

Loaded it all in the old ox cart. 

She sent little Harmon away with the load, 

While she on the grey mare after them rode, 

With her dear little Bess, clasped close to her breast, 

As on to the bridge at last she pressed. 

The men were tearing it quickly apart, 

When she reined up her horse with a sudden start, 

Wheeled it around to the backward track, 
"Wait," she cried, "until I come back, 

I left my oven full of good bread, 

And my children will need it, nor shall it be said, 

That I helped to feed a tory crew." 
"Come back," they cried, but away she flew, 

Back to the old house the swift feet sped. 

Out of the oven she drew the hot bread, 

Placed it all in a big meal sack 

And tossed it over the horses back, 

Sprang to the saddle, tightened the rein, 

And was off for the place of refuge again. 

Both felt, as the old mare loped along, 

A burning, stinging sense of wrong, 

The woman, a patriot's vengeful ire, 

The horse, the hot bread's steaming fire, 

That nerved her speed as she thundered back, 

Ere the planks were torn from the bridge's track. 

To her brother she went, with the boys and Bess, 

To await the coming of Captain Jess, 

To watch for friends in the fleeing throngs, 

As she grieved o'er the suffering nation's wrongs. 

Next day she saw with a kindling eye, 

A herd of cattle driven by, 

A mounted officer in the rear. 

Our grandmother gazed with list'ning ear, 

Then said, "My cows are there! full well, 

I know the sound of every bell." 
"And I'll have them," too, she cried, nor stopped, 

For remonstrance vain, but the bars she dropped, 

And called her cows by the names they knew, 

Trusting their gentle memories true. 

And her voice rang out like a bugle clear, 
"Come Cherry, come Whitefoot, come Brindle here, 

Come Lineback, come Sukey, Co bos! Co." 

The old cows turned with a joyful low 

And came to the bars, but the heifers wild 

Lowed, and then like a wayward child, 

Went with the herd. The officer turned, 

While high his anger within him burned, 



$6 SAWYER, WH1TK, l'Ki'k. 

And drew his BWOrd, ami above his head 

He swung the blade, then with loud oaths said : 

••lie would cleave her skull, hut the gritty dame, 

Cap border erect and with eyes aflame, 

Cried, "You cowardly Tory, strike if you dare, 

If you harm my head hy a single hair, 

You'll pay with your own poor worthless life, 

I'm Captain Jesse Sawyer's wife. 

She then caught a huge oven broom from the ground, 

(A woman's weapon), as she swung it around, 

The officer wheeled and rode out of sight, 

Routed and put to a cowardly flight 

By a woman's daring, and we this day, 

Proud of her words and spirit, say, 
"All honor to her, our grandmother brave, 

Who helped this glorious land to save. 

And pray that the spirit that moved her then, 

May bless her descendants forever! Amen. 

— Elizabeth Hoard McGuinness, Stockbridge, N. Y. 



BETSEY WHITE 



Betsey White, 3d g. Isaac White, 2d g. Wm. White, 1st g. 

Betsey White, daughter of Isaac and Eleanor (Rinders) 
White, was born in Salisbury, Ct., Feb. 3rd, 1751. She mar- 
ried Isaac Peck, of Salisbury, Ct. 



Isaac Peck 
Betsey White 
And children 



Lorain, b. 1775. 

Catharine. 

Weltha. 

Betsey. 

Cornelia. 

Allen. 

Isaac. 



The children were born in Salisbury, Ct. 
Isaac Peck and wife, with several of their children, left 
Connecticut sometime between the years 1790 and 1798, and 
were among the first settlers of Jay, Essex Co., N. Y., where 
they spent the remainder of their lives. 



LORAIN PECK, 

Lorain Peck, 4th g. Betsey White, 3d g. Isaac White, 2d. Wm. White, 1st g. 

Lorain Peck married Henry Van Dusen, a son of one of the 
Dutch settlers of Salisbury, Ct. Soon after their marriage, in 
1800, they emigrated to the western part of New York, to the 
town of Carlton, Orleans Co. The farm they occupied lies near 
the shore of lake Ontario. 



PECK, VAN DUSEN. 8l 

There is a willow tree still growing near the house, which 
was once the whip which was cut somewhere on the "over land" 
journey from Connecticut, and used to urge the cow along. 



Henry Van Dusen 



Julia. 

Weltha. 

Lorain. 



Lorain Peck •] Nellie. 

And family Harriet. 

Maria . 

Mary Ann, b. 1813. 

Henry Van Dusen died in Carlton, N. Y., in 1829. 

Lorain Van Dusen died at the residence of a daughter in 
Middlebury, Addison Co., Vt, in 1862. 

Catharine, second child of Isaac and Betsey Peck, married 
Wm. Owen, of Essex Co., N. Y. 

Weltha Peck married Consider Lawrence. They lived in 
Broome Co., N. Y., and also in Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y. 

Betsey Peck married Wm. Way, lived in Essex Co., N. Y. 

Cornelia Peck married Orrin Ives. They lived in Utica at 
one time. She died in Buffalo, N. Y. 

Allen married Miss Owen and lived in Essex Co., N. Y. 

Isaac lived in Vermont. 



JULIA VAN DUSEN, 

Julia, daughter of Lorain Van Dusen, married Wm. 
Masher. They lived in Utica, N. Y. They had two children, 
Julia Maria and Willie. 

Julia Maria married George Abby and removed to Chicago, 
where she died Jan. 23d, 1886. 

Wm. Masher died in Utica. His wife died near Chicago. 

Weltha Van Dusen married Wm. Huntington and died in 
Iowa. 

Lorain married Martin Dorrance and died in Wisconsin. 

Nellie married John Carpenter and died in Rochester, N. Y. 

Harriet married Martin Dorrance and died in Vermont. 

Maria married Dennis Bigford, who owns and occupies the 
farm in Carlton, N. Y., where her parents settled in 1800. She 
died there more than thirty years ago. Dennis Bigford married 
a second wife and still lives on the farm. 



\ \\ DUSEN, UNDERWOOD. 

MARY ANN VAN DUSEN. 

M.u\ Ann Win Dusen, 3 1 1 » ^. Lorain Peck, 4th g. Betsey White, 3d g. Isaac! 

White 2il g. Win. White, 1st g. 

Mary Ann Van Duscii married Win. Edgar Underwood, of 
Litchfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Underwood, 
after their marriage, were residents of Utica, N. Y. , for a short 
time, but very soon afterward removed to Norwich Corners, 
Herkimer Co., N. Y., to a farm, and from there to Litchfield, 
in the same County, where Win. E. Underwood died in 1877. 
Mrs. Mary A. Underwood and her youngest daughter lived in 
Ilion, N. Y. , some years prior to her death, which occurred 
Oct. 14, 1891. 

.\Iirv *\nn V3.11 Diiscn I *' ' 3<j* 

Wm Edgar Underwood < Emma Maria, b July 28, 1837. 
And children J°* n Jf*™* , b - fept. 1, 1842. 

^ Julia Evelyn, b. Sept. 3, 1848. 

Seymour F. Underwood, of Schuylers Lake, N. Y., is a son 
of Wm. E. and his first wife. 



HENRY V. UNDERWOOD, 

Henry V. Underwood was born in Utica, N. Y. He 
married Esther Miller, of Litchfield, N. Y. 

Jessie, daughter of Henry and Esther Underwood, was 
born in Ilion, N. Y. , May, 1867. Henry Underwood and fam- 
ily live in Ilion. 



EMMA M. UNDERWOOD, 

Emma M. Underwood was born at Norwich Corners. She 

married E. Wallace Fish, Dec. 24, 1856. 

E. Wallace Fish { c T . , , ~ . oe - 

^ at tt j 1 J Seymour Lincoln, b. Oct. 20, i860. 

Emma M. Underwood < ~ J , , ,-. ' o^ 

a a k'u ) Fred, b. Dec. 5, 1863. 

And children ( 

Mr. Fish is a farmer and lives in the town of Litchfield, N. Y. 



JOHN MURRAY UNDERWOOD, 

John Murray Underwood was born at Norwich Corners, N. 
Y. He married Mary Piatt, Sept. 10, 1866. 

Arthur Grant, b. 1867. 
Henry, b. 1869. 
George, b. 187 1. 
Wm. C. b. 1882. 

He is married to a second wife and has a daughter. The 
family live in Kansas. 



John M. Underwood 
Mary Piatt 
And children 



UNDERWOOD, PECK, TOUSLEY. 83 

Julia Evelyn lives in Ilion. 

These records of Lorain Van Dusen and her descendants 
were furnished by Mary Ann Underwood, but a few weeks be- 
fore her death. Many of the facts were from memory. 



ANN PECK, 

(Sister of Isaac Peck and Sarah (Peck) White.) 

Ann Peck married Samuel Tousley, of Salisbury, Ct, and 
died Sept 27, 1788, aged 40 years. 

Wm. Tousley, son of Samuel and Ann Tousley, was born 
in Salisbury, Ct., March 12, 1779. He married Charlotte 
Houghton, of Hudson, N. Y., and in 1812 they removed to 
Eaton, N. Y. Charlotte (Houghton) Tousley was born March 
1786. 

Sarah Ann, b. April 13, 1813. 
Hiram, b. Aug. 22, 1815. 
Lucinda, b. Jan. 16, 1818. 



Wm. Tousley 



Charlotte Houghton < ^j ,' ~' -\ \. ' _ ' 

And children I Edmund °' b - Ma ? J 7> 1820. 

j Deborah Jane, b. Nov. 14, 1822. 

[John Houghton, b. Dec. 26, 1826. 

Wm. Tousley died in Morrisville, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1850. 

Mrs. Charlotte Tousley died Oct. 30, 1863, in Chicago, at 
the home of her niece, Mrs. Lucetta Warner, and is buried . at 
Girard, Mich, where her daughter, Mrs. Deborah Leland, at 
that time lived. 



Orvilliers Coman 
Sarah Ann Tousley 
And children 



SARAH ANN TOUSLEY, 

Sarah Ann Tousley married Orvilliers Coman, of Eaton 
Centre, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1837. Orvilliers Coman was born Mar. 
19, 1810. 

' La Talla, b. Oct. 2, 1838. 
j Lucy Ann, b. Dec. 8, 1839. 
I Charlotte Louese, b. Oct. 18. 1845. 
Ida Celeste, b. Sept. 4, 1851. 

La Talla died Aug. 25, 1859. 

Lucy Ann married George Rogers, of Eaton, Dec. 11, 1867. 

Charles, son of G. and Lucy A. Rogers, was born Oct. 28, 
1874. 

Lucy A. Rogers died at Eaton Centre Feb. 4, 1882. 

Charlotte Louese married Milton Foote. of Morrisville, N. 
Y., Dec. 12, 1866. 

Coman, son of Milton and Louese Foote, was born Feb. 
13, 1868. 



Loucse C. Footi- died in Morrisville, N. Y., March 17, 1869. 

[da Celeste, the only remaining child of O. and Sarah A. 
Coman, Lives with hef aged mother, tenderly caring for her in 
her declining years. 

Orvilliers Coman was a son of one of the earliest settlers of 
the Town uf Eaton, where he was born March 19, 1810. Upon 
his marriage with Sarah Ann Tousley, in 1837, he and his wife 
commenced housekeeping on a farm less than half a mile east 
of his birth place. After a residence here for a period of about 
twenty-five years, he moved to the home which he occupied dur- 
ing the remainder of his life, and which is situated but a few 
rods west of his childhood home. He died suddenly of paraly- 
sis Sept. 22, 1897. He was undoubtedly the oldest native resi- 
dent of the Town of Eaton. 



HIRAM TOUSLEY, 

Hiram Tousley married Harriet Dean, of Morrisville, N. Y., 
Feb. 22, 1837. 

Hiram Tousley ( Herbert, b. Sept. 27, 1839. 
Harriet Dean < Helen, b. Apr. 28, 1842. 
And children ( Hattie, b. Dec. 7, 1851. 

Hiram Tousley was a resident of Morrisville, and died at 
his home near there, Nov. 5, 1890. 

Herbert Tousley enlisted in Nov., 1862, in Co. F., 114th 
N. Y., and died of fever in Thibideaux Hospital, in Louisiana, 
Aug. 6, 1863. And thus another name was added to the list of 
the brave boys that gave their lives to the defense of their coun- 
try's flag. Who can estimate the sacrifice made, or who can 
measure the depth of the anxiety of those at home, during the 
years of absence of husbands, sons and brothers, who can tell 
the anguish of those that looked in vain for their returning? 
May a grateful nation never forget the price at which their privi- 
leges were bought. 

Helen Tousley married Wm. Willets, Nov., 1877. 

Bessie, daughter of Wm. and Helen Willets, was born Oct. 
15, 1878 

Mr. Willetts and family live in Norwich, N. Y. 

Hattie Tousley, married Fred Griswold, of Munnsville, N. 
Y. After his death, which occurred May 18, 1893, Mrs. Hattie 
Griswold removed to Morrisville, N. Y., where she and her 
widowed mother share a home together. 



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touslev. $5 

LUCINDA TOUSLEY, 

Lucinda Tousley married Ames -Belknap, May 26, 1847, 
and died in Girard, Mich., Feb. 28, 1873. 

T m - j -r 1 ) Clara Leona, b. Mar. 2, 1848. 

Ard n c d h a nd T r°e U „ Sley i ClarcnCeS,anl ^ b - ^ 27 ' l8 «' 
They live in Kansas. 



EDMUND O, TOUSLEY, 

Edmund Tousley married Harriet Simpson, of Morrisville, 
N. Y., May 6, 1842. 

fMary, b. July 15, 1843. 
Edmund C. Tousley | Willie. 
Harriet Simpson < La Talla. 
And children | Frank. 

L Edna. 

Willie and Edna are not living. 



DEBORAH J, TOUSLEY. 

Deborah J Tousley married Leonard Leland, a grandson 
of the first settler of the town of Eaton, N. Y., Feb. 16, 1842. 

fYale, b. Aug. — , 1845. 
Leonard Leland I Henry, b. Sept. 20, 1851. 

Deborah J. Tousley < Charles, b. Sept. 7, 1853. 
And children j Lucetta, b. Sept. — , 1855. 

^Fred, b. June, — , 1862. 

Lucetta died Oct. 6, 1861. Leonard Leland died Nov. 17, 
1884. Deborah J. Leland died July 3, 1896. 

Yale Leland married Ruth Fiske. 

' Jennie. 
Jessie. 
Ezra. 
Lucetta. 
Charles. 
Henry. 

Jennie and Charles are not living. The family lives at 
Athens, Mich. 

Henry Leland married Lena Hicks. He lives in Tacoma, 
Washington. 

Charles married Clara Parker, of Morrisville, Feb. 11, 1885. 

Charles Leland ( Flora, b. July 3, 1887. 
Clara Parker -J Leonard, b. Oct. 28, 1 89 1. 
And children ( Chester, b. June 12, 1893. 

Charles Leland and family live in Morrisville. 

Fred Leland married Hattie Kimball, of Morrisville, April, 
1894. 



Yale Leland 
Ruth Fiske 
And children 



86 VOX si t:v, \s hi i i . 

Katharine, daughter ot Fred and Hattie, was born Jan. 4, 
1895. 

The family live in Morrisville. 



JOHN HAUGHTON TOUSLEY. 

John Haughton Tonsley married Mary Parker, of Rush- 
ford, N. V., Jan. 16, 1855. 

John Haughton Tousley L Charles, b. Oct. 8, 1855. 
Mary Parker < John. 

And children ( Ruth. 

John H. Tousley lives in Jamestown, N. Y. 

Hettie Peck, a sister of Isaac Peck, Ann Tousley and Sally 

White, married Hubbard, and lived in the western part of 

New York. 

Wm. Haughton, a brother of Charlotte H. Tousley, mar- 
ried Fanny Hoard, a sister of Wm. B. Hoard. Their children, 
\\ in. Haughton, Mrs. Nancy Lewis and Mrs. Lucetta Warner, 
live in Chicago. 



HARMON WHITE 

(Youngest child of Isaac and Eleanor (Rinders) White.) 
Harmon White, 3d g. Isaac White, 2d g. Wm. White, 1st g. 

Harmon White married Sarah Dean, of Salisbury, Ct. 
Their children were born in Salisbury, Ct. 



Harmon White 
Sarah Dean 
And children 



Catharine, b. April, 1776. 
Sarah, b. Sept. 10, 1777. 
Harmon, b. March 22, 1779. 
John, b. June 2, 1780. 

Isaac, b. , 1784. 

Jesse, b. , 1787. 

Hiram, b. Dec. 28, 1791. 



Harmon White died suddenly Oct. 15, 1818. After his re- 
turn from service in the Revolutionary War, he was unable to 
sleep excepting in his chair and here he died. His wife, Sarah 
Dean, died Sept. 11, 1810. Harmon White and wife are buried 
in the cemetery at Cayuta, but a few rods distant from the home 
they occupied. 

Harmon White served as a soldier in the Revolutionary 
War. He was with Col. Ethan Allen when Fort Ticonderoga 
was surrendered, and was with Gen. Sullivan when he disbanded 
his army at the close of the war, near where the village of 
Horseheads is now situated, in the southern part of Chemung 
Co., N. Y. In the spring of 1800 he came to what is now Cay- 



WHITE. 87 

uta, Schuyler Co., N. Y. , accompanied by his second son, John, 
then a young man nearly twenty years of age. That section of 
New York was at that time an unbroken wilderness. The farm 
where he settled is now owned by a grandson, Wm. B. White. It 
is a picturesque place, surrounded by hills and mountains 
stretching in every direction. At the time that Harmon White 
came there were but half a dozen other settlers within miles of 
them, and panthers, bears and other wild animals were frequent 
visitors. They soon built a snug log house, a couple of acres 
were burned over and sown to wheat, which yielded bountifully, 
and as they had brought no plow with them, they were obliged 
to plant corn by making holes in the sod, yet in this way they 
raised a sufficient quantity for the family when they came the 
next year, and also fattened a supply of pork. 

They spent the summer in ' 'clearing land," and caring for 
the crops they had placed in the ground. The little Cayuta 
creek comes noisily rushing down from the highlands back of 
the house, and at that time fish of all kinds were abundant in its 
clear waters, but prized above all others, then as now, were 
trout. The creek crosses the farm near the house Mr. Wm. 
B. White, the present occupant of the farm, said that "Uncle 
John" told him, that one day in the spring of 1801, he and his 
father were at work plowing back of the house; when it was 
nearly noon, his father says, "John, you unyoke the oxen and 
feed them, and I'll catch some trout for our dinner." He took 
a linen fish line from his pocket, cut a pole on which he tied it, 
baited the hook with white grubs from a stump near by, and 
threw it into a deep pool that was shaded by a huge hemlock 
tree. Within fifteen minutes he had thrown out of the water 
nine speckled beauties, that together weighed 13 pounds. The 
clear pool is still shaded by a venerable hemlock, but we looked 
in vain for its former inhabitants. (I know this is a true fish 
story, for I have seen the pool.) Harmon and John White 
went back to Connecticut in the fall, and returned in March, 
1801, bringing the remainder of the family with them. Abram 
Hollenbeck also came. His wife was a niece of Harmon White. 
While crossing the Hudson river, the horses broke through the 
ice, the sleigh, with its precious freight, being nearly submerged 
in the water. One horse came near being drowned, the other, 
a large cream colored animal, with black mane and tail, and a 
black stripe down his back, (it had a significant Dutch name 
which I have forgotten), swam to the shore, drawing the sleigh, 
together with his nearly drowned mate. The banks were steep, 
and Mr. Hollenbeck, who had crossed in safety, threw a rope to 
Mr. White, who tied it to the sleigh, and some men who had 



B8 WHITE, PADB1 ! FORD. 

witnessed the scene, cams and helped draw it up the bank. 
There were probably two sleighs, as it would have been impos- 
sible for one alone to accommodate a family of nine persons and 
the household articles which they undoubtedly brought. 

It is recorded in the history of New York that John White 
built the first saw mill in Cayuta in 1816, and Jesse White kept 
the first store in 1808. 

Soon after the family had settled here, two of the neighbors 
started for New York City, their nearest market, with loads of 
venison, poultry, butter and other produce. They stopped at 
Binghampton to remain over night, during which the horse be- 
longing to one of them was so badly kicked by that of his fellow 
traveler, that it was necessary to kill it. The selfish man went 
on with his load, leaving his unfortunate neighbor miles from 
home with his load and but little money, no way to go on, or to 
return home. The next day he was standing out of doors, 
thinking sorrowfully of his trouble, when he heard a team com- 
ing and saw that the driver was Mr. White. He asked him the 
cause of his trouble, and being told, says, "We'll fix it all 
right." He fastened the sleigh behind his. Very soon a man 
with an empty sleigh came along and took the load in his until 
he reached his home, when he sold one of his horses to the man 
for $60, Mr. White giving his guarantee for the note. 



CATHARINE WHITE 

Catharine White, the oldest child of Harmon and Sarah 
(Dean) White, married her cousin, Harmon Sawyer. Harmon 
Sawyer was born in April, 1770. 

Hiram. 
Milton. 

Horace, b. 1799. 
Morgan. 



Harmon Sawyer 
Catharine White < 



And children Eliza. 

Volney. 
John W., b. Feb. 4, 1810. 

Horace died Jan. 24, 1873. John W. died April 26, 1874. 
(Further record of Harmon Sawyer and family will be found in the portion 
of the book devoted to the Sawyer branch.) 



SIMEON PADDELFORD, 

Simeon Paddelford married Sarah, daughter of Harmon 
White, May 13, 1804. She was born in Salisbury, Ct., Sept. 10, 
1777. Simeon Paddelford was also from Litchfield Co., Ct. 

Immediately after their marriage they came to Sherburne, 
Chenango Co., N. Y. } where Mr. Paddelford during that year 



PADDELFORD. 89 

built the first carding mill ever erected in the county. It stood 
just below the village of Sherburne. 

Sarah Paddelford died Aug. 4, 1942. 

Simeon Paddelford ( Harmon White, b. Aug. 24, 1805. 
Sarah White -j Horace, b. Aug. 29, 1809. 

And children ( Amasa, b. Oct. 11, 1811. 

Harmon W. Paddelford died in Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 
11, 1830. He was unmarried. 

Horace Paddelford married Jane Bullock, Dec. 3, 1834, 
and died June 11, 1871. Jane Paddelford died Dec. 17, 1874. 



Horace Paddelford f Simson ' b - 0ct : 7' l8 35- 
Horace raddeitord garah E b M jg g 

Jane Bullock < „• A r u a -i \ ,e\<. 

And children I Hiram M "' b ' A P nl 4 ' l842 ' 

And children [ Sarah ^ b Feb ^ ^^ 

Sarah E. died June 4, 1838. Hiram M. died Sept. 20, 1842. 



SIMEON PADDELFORD, 

Simeon Paddelford married Caroline Abbott, of Sherburne, 

Feb. 27, 1865. 

Simeon Paddelford I Frank, b. Dec. 29, 1865. 
Caroline Abbott •< Jesse F., b. Dec. 26, M 867. 
And children ( Cora May, b. Nov. 26, 1872. 

Mr. Paddelford is a farmer and with his family lives at Sher- 
burne 

Sarah J. married Frank Tabor, of Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 9, 
1877. 

Pearl, daughter of Frank and Sarah J. Tabor, was born 
July 29, 1878. 

Sarah J. Tabor died in Holyoke, Mass., Aug. 5, 1878. 



AMASA PADDELFORD, 

Amasa Paddelford married Elizabeth Barrows, Sept. 22, 
1836. 

( Harmon White, b. Aug. 29, 1837. 
Amasa Paddelford | Heber DeLancy, b. March 16, 1842. 
Elizabeth Barrows < Sarah Ann, b. Oct. 5, 1843. 
And children Wm. Henry, b. Jan. 25, 1847. 

John Craig, b. Nov. 23, 1850. 

Amasa Paddelford died in Lansing, Mich., Aug. 7, 1876. 

Elizabeth Paddelford died in Lansing, Mich., Jan. 13, 1866. 

Harmon W. Paddelford died in Weverton hospital, Knox- 
ville, Md., Nov. 30, 1862. 

Heber D. Paddelford died in Corning, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1842. 



90 PA I'M 1 1 ORP, WHITE. 

Sarah A. Paddelford married Delivan S. Cheney, Sept. 25, 
[858. They have six children. The family live at Reed City, 

Mich. 



WILLIAM HENRY PADDELFORD, 

William Henry Paddelford married Ella Richmond, May 
5, 1867. 

William J. Paddelford, only child of William H. and Ella, 
was horn Aug. 31, ICS71. 

The family live at Alma, Gratiot Co., Mich. 



JOHN CRAIG PADDELFORD, 

John Craig Paddelford married Clara Porter, in Lansing, 
Mich., July 4, 1872. 

Nellie, only child of J. C. and Clara Paddelford, was born 
July 3, 1875. 

J. C. Paddelford lives at 510 Wells St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Nellie Paddelford married Shively and lives in Bath, 

Mich. 



HARMON WHITE. 

Harmon, 4th g. Harmon, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Harmon White married Tabitha Jaynes, of Cayuta. 



JOHN WHITE 

John White married Keturah Jaynes, of Ithaca. He died at 
his home in Cayuta, Sept. 20, 1861. He lived on a farm which 
is situated but a short distance from his paternal home. 

{ Sally. 
John White I Harriet. 

Keturah Jaynes < Jane. 
And children | Anna. 

[ Lydia. 

Sally married Stephen Brown, of Newfield, N. Y. 

Harriet was three times married. First to Rhodes Chap- 
man; her second husband was Wm. Douglass, and the third 

Omit, of Williamsport, Pa. 

Jane was also three times married. First to Isaac Annis; her 
second husband was Elijah Payne, the third David Jayne. 

Lydia married Artemus Hurd, of Painted Post. She has 
one child, George Hurd. Lydia Hurd died in 1894, 



WHITE. 91 

ISAAC WHITE 

Isaac White married Phebe Lounsbury, of Cayuta, N. Y., 
March 16, 1813, and removed to Viroqua, Vernon Co., Wis. 
Isaac White died in 1861. His wife died in 1838. 

Harmon, b. Jan., 1814. 
Sarah b. Oct., 1815. 
Simeon, b. Nov. 20, 181 7. 
Isaac, b. Nov. 17, 1819. 
John, b. Aug. 182 1. 
, Mary Ann, b. May, 1823. 

\nr\ familv I J 0natnan 5 D - Oct., I826. 

Phebe, b. in 1825. 
Lawrence, b. in 1828. 
Benjamin, b. in 183 1. 
Abigail, b. in 1833. 
Matthew, b. in 1837. 

Harmon died in 1878. Sarah died in Jan., 1887. Simeon died in Illinois 
in 1862. Phebe died in 1825. Lawrence died in 1835, Benjamin died in 1832. 
Abigail died in 1839. Matthew died in 1838. 

Isaac is living in Kansas, John in Liberty, Wis. ; Mary Ann 
in Walworth Co., Wis.; Jonathan in Liberty, Wis. 



Isaac White 
Phebe Loun: 
And family 



JESSE WHITE 

Jesse White married Betsey Madison, of Tioga Point, Pa. 
He died at Erin, N. Y., in 1826, and with his wife is buried at 
Cayuta. 

John. 
Elisha. 
Jesse. 
Esther. 



Jesse White 
Betsey Madison < 
And children 



Ann. 
Mary. 



HIRAM WHITE 

(Youngest child of Harmon and Sarah (Dean) White.) 

Hiram White, 4th g. Harmon White, 3d g. Isaac White, 2d. g. William 

White, 1st g. 

Hiram White married Cornelia Van Etten. She was born 
in Van Ettenville, Chemung Co., N. Y., May 23, 1796, and died 
in Cayuta, Schuyler Co., N. Y., Jan. 22, 1865. Hiram White 
died in Cayuta, Nov. 4, 1857. 

The father of Cornelia White was one of the first settlers in 
Steuben Co. He emigrated from Germany and from him Van 
Ettenville derived its name. 



92 WHITE. 



I [irarn White 



Catharine, l>. in 1814. 

Hannah, b. June I, 1818. 
Maria, D. May 19, 1820. 
Sarah, It. April 16, 1822. 

Hiram Jerome, b. April 9, 1824. 



Cornelia Van Etten William Brown, b. Aug. 29, 1826. 
And children James V., b. June 12, 1828. 

John, 1). June II, 1830. 

Royal S., 1). April 30, 1834. 

Adelia, b. May 10, 1837. 

Caroline, b. in 1839. 

Hiram White owned and occupied the farm on which his 
father had settled. He built a "tavern" in 1849 on or near the 
place where the log house stood, where he furnished "entertain- 
ment for man and beast" for many years. It is now occupied 
as a residence by his son, Wm. B. White. Hiram White was 
a member of the State Legislature in 1836 and 1837, and Super- 
visor of the town of Cayuta twelve years. 



CATHARINE WHITE, 

Catharine, 5th g. Hiram, 4th g. Harmon, 3d g. Isaac, 2d g. William, 1st g. 

Catharine White married Charles Robinson. 

C ih ' Wh't f Cornelia Louese, b. at Cayuta, Feb. 8, 1833. 
r,, , T5 , • Don Tames, b. at Ithaca, Dec. I, 183S. 

Charles Robinson „. J \*tu* u * t*u t 0.00 

. , , .,_, Hiram White, b. at Ithaca, Jan. 8, 1838. 

[Henry Sage, b. at New-field, Sept. 20, 1844. 
Cornelia L. Robinson lives in Flint, Mich. 

Don James Robinson married Harriet Compton. 



( Kate, b. in Saginaw, Mich. 
Don James Robinson | Anna Maria, b. in Saginaw, Mich. 
Jessie, b. in Saginaw, Mich. 
Lucy Curtis, b. in Saginaw, Mich. 
Don James, b. in Jackson, Mich. 



Harriet Compton 1 
And children 



Kate, daughter of Don J. Robinson, married George R. 
Truesdell. They have a daughter, Irene. 

Anna Maria married Ira Howk, They have a son, Leon. 
They live in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Jessie married Eugene R. Sweeney. They have two chil- 
dren, Edward and Harriet Robinson. Residence, Waukesha, 
Wis. 

Lucy Curtis married Howard James, of Rockville, Conn. 
She lives with her mother and brother in Chicago. 

Don James Robinson died January, 1881. 



ROBINSON, WHITE. 93 

HIRAM WHITE ROBINSON, 

Hiram W. Robinson married Caroline Smith, of Bridge- 
port, Mich., Oct. 3, 1865. Caroline S. Robinson was born July 
15, 1844. 

Hiram W. Robinson i Sarah Smith, b. in Bridgeport, Sept. 24, 1867. 
Caroline Smith •< Henry Thomas, b. in Bridgeport, Dec. 10, 1870. 

And children ( Charles, b. in Bridgeport, June 4, 1873. 



Henry S. Robinson married Eliza J. Bayliss, of Belleville, 
Ont., June 23, 1875. 

Kate Cornelia, daughter of H. S. and E. J. Robinson, was 
born May 26, 1876. 

Kate C. Robinson married Peter Basch Sept. 30, 1896. 
Residence, 4637 Vincennes Avenue, Chicago, 111. 



Hannah White married Dr. Zalmon F. Chase. They had 
three children, M. S. Chase, of Chicago; Mrs. Sarah C. Brain- 
ard, of Chicago, and Mrs. Elizabeth J. Wilder, of Flint, Mich. 
Hannah Chase died in Elmira, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1861. 



Maria White married Reuben Wood. She died in Anoka, 
Minn., Aug. 1, 1883. She left children, whose names I am un- 
able to learn. 



Sarah White married Samuel Brown, and afterward H. F. 
B. Schuyler, of Port Dover, C. W. Sarah Schuyler died in 
Ithaca, N. Y., July 18, 1875. 

Hiram Jerome White was clerk in the store of his brother- 
in-law, Charles Robinson, in Newfield, Thompkins Co., N. Y., 
until he was twenty-five years of age, then he attended law 
school at Albany. After he graduated, he located in Elmira to 
practice his profession, in which he was very successful. He 
died in Elmira, Dec. 19, 1890. 

William Brown White married Hannah M. Cooper, Feb. 
8, i860. 

William B. White ( „ r> u t 1 «», ,oa, 

„ , r ) Henry G. b. July 27, 1861. 

Ml&T j M ^ V - b - No- * .863. 

Mary V. married Carr L. Burch, Jan. 31, 1884. 

Hugh, son of Carr and Mary Burch, was born June 21, 
1888. 

Henry G. married Nettie Beech, Dec. 26, 1888. 

James V. White died in Port Byron, Cayuta Co., N. Y., 
April 28, 1894. 



94 WHITE. 

John White died in Caynta, April 3, 1849. 

Adelia died in Caynta, March 28, 1843. 

Caroline White married Curtis Malthy. They lived for 
many years at Monterey, N. Y. They had three sons, Charles 
and Erastns now Living near Plainheld, N. J., and Jerome at 
Corning, N. Y. Caroline Maltby died at Monterey, Schuyler 
Co , N. Y., Dec. 27, 1884. 



ROYAL S. WHITE, 

(Son of Hiram and Cornelia.) 

"I was born in Cayuta, Schuyler Co., N. Y., April 30, 
1834. Received a common school education in district schools. 
Was in Canada two years as measurer and inspector of lumber, 
at Port Dover, C. W., when nineteen and twenty-one years of 
age. Was in Petersburg, Miard Co., 111., when the "War of 
Secession" commenced. Went to Chicago and enlisted Sept. 18, 
1861, in Co. G, 8th Illinois Cavalry, under Captain Medill (who 
was a brother of Joseph Medill, editor of the Chicago Tribune}. 
He was killed a day after the battle of Gettysburg in a 
skirmish. I was in the following battles, to say nothing of 
the skirmishes I was engaged in, which were so numerous 
that I cannot now recall them to mind. Rappahannock 
Station, Beverly Ford, (where I had a horse killed under 
me by a cannon ball), was the first Co. in Yorktown, after its 
evacuation, ours was the first Regt. engaged in the battle of Wil- 
liamsburg, the first at White Horse Landing, was the first at the 
battle of Hanover Court House, was the first at Mechanicsville, 
and was besides in a skirmish at that place. Ours was the first 
Regt. attacked in the seven days' fight before Richmond, and 
we were in all the battles, and our right covered the retreat from 
Malvern Hill to Harrison Landing. Ours was the first Regt. 
engaged in the battle of South Mountain, Md., Sept. 14, 1862, 
and took the advance from South Mountain to the battlefield 
of Antietam, Sept. 17, and had a cavalry fight in the street at 
Middletown, Md. , and one just outside the village. Was taken 
prisoner near Snicker's Gap, while on picket duty, in the fall 
of 1862, and was in Libby Prison during the winter of '62 and 
'63; was in the battle of Gettysburg, and was honorably dis- 
charged at the close of the war. 

Sept. 10, 1865, I married Margaret Campbell, of Cameron, 
N. Y. She was born in Ireland and came to this country when 
thirteen years of age. 

We have had four children born to us, two of whom are 
now living. 



WHITE. 95 

Hiram E , born July 30, 1866. He is a physician at 
Portage, Steuben Co., N. Y. 

Jerome B., born. June 18, 1868, died when eighteen months 
of age. 

Annie, born April 20, 1869, was burned to death by her 
clothes taking fire when she was six years of age. 

Carrie E., born May 18, 1878. Carrie E. White is a teacher 
in Steuben Co., N. Y. 

I have, nearly all the time since the close of the war, been 
engaged in farming. Have been assessor of my town for twelve 
consecutive years, supervisor for four years and Republican 
county committeeman for eight years." 

(I am unable to procure any further records of the descendants of Harmon 
White, although I have written to every family of which I have learned the name 
and address.) 



INDEX. 



Born. Name. Page. 

Abbott-Paddelford, Caroline. 89 

Abby, George 81 

1709 Adkins, Thomas 34 

Annis, Isaac 90 

Armstrong, Judson 58 

Arrowsmith, Moses 62 

Ashmond-White, Ruth 1 1 

Babcock-Sawyer, Olive. . . 74, 75 

Baker-Burt, Hatlie 59 

Baily, Asa 40 

Barrows-Paddelford, Elizabeth 89 

Basch, Peter 93 

Bayliss-Robinson, Eliza J 93 

Beech-White, Nettie 93 

Belknap, Ames 85 

1848 Belknap, Clara Leona 85 

1849 Belknap, Clarence Stanley . ... 85 
1804 Berry-Hollenbeck, Sophia ... . 56 

Bicknal, Richard 10 

Bicknell-White, Arvilla 28 

Bicknell, Major Bennett 28 

Bigford, Dennis 81 

Birdseye, Emily, wife of Levi. 29 

Birdseye- White, Harriet F.. 29, 30 

1848 Birdseye-Capeling, Ida Arvilla 35 

Birdseye, Levi 29 

Birdseye, Lucius H 35 

Bradley- White, Hannah. . . 66, 67 

Bradshaw-Stevens, Mary 25 

1840 Bragg-Hoard, Agnes Eliza- 
beth 43, 45 

1 8 14 Bragg-Edgerton, Almira Ed- 

nah 45 

1785 Bragg-Porter, Amelia 45 

1 782 Bragg, Benjamin 45 

1809 Bragg, William Dela 45 

Breed-White, Nettie 33 

Bronson, Anice 13 

Bronson, Cornelia 13 

Bronson, Gideon 13 

1762 Bronson, Isaac 13 

Bronson, John 13 

Bronson, Lydia 13 

Bronson, Polly 13 

1763 Bronson, Timothy 13 

Brooks, Agnes 64 

Brooks, Claudius 64 

Brooks, Eleanor 64 

Brooks, Frederic 64 



Born. Name. Page. 

Brooks, Lillian 64 

Brooks, Mary 64 

Brown, Samuel 93 

Brown, Stephen 90 

Bullock-Pad delford, Jane.... 89 

Burch, Carr L 93 

1888 Burch, Hugh 93 

Burgess-Goodrich, Anna M... 76 

1844 Burnham, Austin 60 

Burnham-Goodell, Mrs. Lucy. 60 

1896 Burt, Adah Frances 59 

1875 Burt-Hewitt, Anna May 59 

Burt, Francis 59 

1864 Burt, George 59 

1888 Burt, Ina Marian 59 

187 1 Burt, Nellie A 59 

1864 Burt, Willie 59 

Butler-White, Cynthia 29 

Cahoon, Artemus R 56 

1858 Cahoon-Griffin, Ida Ann 56 

1856 Cahoon, Josephine 56 

i860 Cahoon, Judson C 56 

Campbell- White, Margaret. . . 94 

1844 Capeling, A. A 35 

1873 Capeling, Mary Arvilla 35 

940 Capet, Hugh, King of France 45 

Carpenter, John 81 

1843 Chaphe-Short, Gertrude L. .. . 38 

Chaphe, J. M., 38 

Chaphe, Susan 38 

1852 Chapin, Ada 64 

1866 Chapin, Alfred 64 

1866 Chapin, Alice 64 

1848 Chapin, Arabel 64 

1854 Chapin, Archie 64 

1872 Chapin, Delia 64 

1857 Chapin, Dora 64 

1862 Chapin, Elfleda 64 

Chapin, Isaac 64 

Chapin, O. C 64 

1850 Chapin, Orlin. 64 

Chapman, Rhodes '90 

742 Charlemagne, Emperor of the 

West 45 

Chase-Wilder, Elizabeth J 93 

Chase, M. S 93 

Chase-Brainard, Sarah C 93 

Chase, Dr. Zalmon F 93 

Cheney, Delivan S 90 



II 



irtDEX. 



Born. me, Poge. 

Chesebro, 57 

Chesebro Armstrong, Cora M.. 58 

186] Chesebro, Corry N 58 

Chesebro, Fiery o 57, 58 

1868 Chesebro, George W 58 

Church, Nathaniel 8, 14 

Clark Searles, Blanche 32 

Cole, G. Arthur 38 

1895 C>K\ Kenneth Fcnnklin 38 

Colo, Philip 10 

1S45 Coman— Foot, Charlotte Louesa 

83, 84 

1851 Coman, Ida Celeste 83, 84 

iS }S Coman, La Talla 83 

[839 Coman-Rogers, Lucy Ann.. . . 83 

1S10 Coman, Orvilliers 83, 84 

Compton-Robinson, Harriet.. 92 

Cooper-White, Hannah M.... 93 

Cooper - Goodell - Williams, 

Harriet P 60 

1S75 Copeland, Clarence C 31 

1877 Copeland, Edwin 31 

188 1 Copeland, Jessie E 31 

1S86 Copeland, Lesley 31 

1883 Copeland, Nettie 31 

Copeland, Willis 31 

Cornwall, Charles 25 

1816 Cossett-Stevens, Elizabeth. ... 22 

Cossett, Preserved 22 

Cross-Goodrich, Rose 76 

1878 Davis, Harry 25 

Davis, I. N 25 

Dean-Tousley, Harriet 84 

Dean-Hollenbeck, Sarah 58 

Dean-White, Sarah 86 

Decker-White, Goodeth 10 

Dedeneck, William 23 

De Groodt-Radford, Permelia 

63, 64 

about 1000 A. D., De la Grande 

William 45 

De la Grande, Ralph 45 

De la Grande, Ralph 45 

1875 Dennison, Marshall Jewell. ... 58 
Dennison, Wylie 58 

Dodge-West, Frances Adel ... 48 

Dorrance, Martin 81 

Doty, Herman M., (M. D.). . . 60 

Douglass, Wm 90 

1874 Dowe, Adeline 33 

1 87 1 Dowe, Murray 33 

1877 Dowe, Paul 33 

Dowe, Richard H 33 

Dutcher, Gabriel 9 

Dutcher, Ruloff 8 



Born. Nam?. Pag<!. 

1887 Edgecombe, Geo. Henry 62 

Eogecombe, Henry 62 

1894 Edgecombe, Merton Wesley. . 62 

1896 Edgecombe, Verne Goodell. . . 62 

1838 Egerton, Ariel 45 

Evans, Prof. H. J 52 

Evenden-Capeling, Eliza 35 

Fairchild-White, Iiathsheba . . 65 

Farnham-White, Marian 38 

Ferrin-Radford, Antionette. . . 65 

Findley-Hollenbeck, Anna. .. 56 

Fish, E. Wallace 82 

1863 Fish, Fred 82 

i860 Fish, Seymour Lincoln 82 

Fiske-Leland, Ruth 85 

Fitch, George T 64 

1868 Foote, Coman 83 

Foote, Milton. . .- 83 

Franklin, 70 

1875 French, Eva M 58 

1875 French-Sampson, Florence E.. 58 

1867 French-Holt, Frances G 58 

French, Jonathan 58 

1878 French, Mattie E., 58 

1870 French-La Fayette, Sarah C. 58 

1872 French, Wm. J., 58 

1849 Giggee, Andrew John. ... 55, 56 

1846 Giggee, Frances Ann 55, 56 

Giggee, Ira 55 

1884 Giggee, William 56 

1844 Giggee, Wm. Saley 55, 50 

1834 Goodell, Arvilla 60 

1850 Goodell- Doty, Arvilla Pauline 60 

1818 Goodell, B. Franklin 60, 62 

1849 Goodell, Edwin L., 61, 62 

1843 Goodell-Pierce, Ellen S 61 

1889 Goodell, Emma May 62 

Goodell, Ephraim 60 

1853 Goodell-Loads, Flora R . 61, 62 

1887 Goodell, Floyd T 62 

1815 Goodell, Geo. Washington . . . 

60, 61, 62 

1878 Goodell, George W.. 61 

1849 Goodell-Waterbury, Gertrude 

E., 62, 63 

1809 Goodell, Hannibal 60 

1 86 1 Goodell-Edgecombe,Hattie G. 

61, 62 

1875 Goodell-Arrowsmith, Ida May 

61, 62 

1844 Goodell, Irving C 61 

1872 Goodell, Mabel M 61 

1847 Goodell, Rollin S 61, 62 

1856 Goodell-Nichols, Zena P... 61 62 

Goodrich, Alexander 76, 77 



INDEX. 



iii 



Born. Name. Page. 

1848 Goodrich, Alexander j6 

Goodrich, Angie 76 

Goodrich, Anna 76 

1804 Goodrich-McClelland, Anna 

Maria 75, 7 6 

1S06 Goodrich, Betsey 75, 7^ 

1859 Goodrich, Carrie M 76 

Goodrich, Charles 76 

Goodrich, Elisha 76 

Goodrich, Elisha "]6, yj 

1 801 Goodrich, Elisha Sheldon 75, 76 

1776 Goodrich, Elnathan 75, 76 

1824 Goodrich, Elnathan *6 

1828 Goodrich, Elnathan 76, 77 

Goodrich, Elnathan 77 

1862 Goodrich, Ernest L j6 

1826 Goodrich, Hiram 76 

1799 Goodrich, Hiram P 75, 76 

1878 Goodrich, Margaret E 76 

185 1 Goodrich, Marian H 76 

171^7 Goodrich, Myra 75, 76 

183 1 Goodrich, Sarah A., wife of 

Elnathan 76 

1856 Goodrich, Selden W 76 

Goodrich, St. John 76, 77 

1809 Goodrich, St. John 75, 76 

1854 Goodrich, Willis E 76 

1877 Goodrich, Worden Morris. ... 76 

Goodwin— Sawyer, Eliza 7° 

Griffin, Walter H 56 

Griswold, Fred 84 

Grosvenor-Searles, Mary E.... 32 

Hackney, John Stokes 75 

Haley, 58 

Hall-Searles, Minnie E 32 

Hanson James 57 

Hart-Hollenbeck, Susan 59 

1786 Haughton-Tousley, Charlotte 

83, 86 

Haughton- Warner, Lucetta 83, 86 

Haughton-Lewis, Nancy 86 

Haughton, Wm 86 

Haughton, Wm. Jr 86 

1867 Hedger, Charles W 26 

1874 Hedger, Frank Earl 26 

Hedger, Hiram . . .- 26 

Hewitt, Wells 59 

Hicks-Leland, Lena 85 

Hinman-Jennings, Harriet ... 27 

1886 Hoard, Anna Agnes 46 

1897 Hoard, Annie Laurie 46 

1863 Hoard, Arthur Ralph 43, 46 

1884 Hoard, Edna Beatrice 46 

1877 Hoard, Elizabeth May 52 

1878 Hoard, Eugene Temple 52 



Born. Name. Page. 

1882 Hoard, Eugenie 52 

Hoard, Fanny 86 

1 89 1 Hoard, Frances 52 

1866 Hoard, Frank W 43, 47, 48 

1874 Hoard, Genevieve Ella 52 

1876 Hoard-Tredway, Grace Kath- 

erine 52 

1888 Hoard, Gwendoline Catharine 46 

1 86 1 Hoard, Halbert Louis. ... 43, 46 

1 89 1 Hoard, Harriet Lucile 46 

1884 Hoard, Helene 52 

1843 Hoard, Hiram Eugene 

41, 5°, 5 1 , 5 2 

1880 Hoard, Jessie Mary 52 

1896 Hoard, Lois 52 

1886 Hoard, Marguerite 52 

1850 Hoard, Mary Frances 41 

1840 Hoard-McGuinness, Sarah 

Elizabeth 41, 42, 48, 80 

1 89 1 Hoard, Shirley West 47 

1806 Hoard, Dr. Wm. B 4f, 86 

1836 Hoard, William Dempster... 

4i» 43, 44, 45 

1897 Hoard, Willliam Dempster... 47 
1893 Hoard, Wm. Temple 52 

Hobin-Tefft, Elizabeth 58 

Hobin-Tefft, Margaret 58 

1777 Hollenbeck, Abram 54, 87 

Hollenbeck, Addie , . . 59 

1803 Hollenbeck, Albert 54, 56 

1 799 Hollenbeck-Pearce, Amanda M. 

5 2 » 54, 55, 59 

1814 Hollenbeck, Benjamin W.. 54, 59 
1808 Hollenbeck-Tefft, Cornelia 54, 57 

1844 Hollenbeck, Ellen 58 

Hollenbeck, Hannah, wife of 

John 59 

Hollenbeck, Henry 59 

1 8 16 Hollenbeck, John 54, 59 

1 801 Hollenbeck-Saley, Julia A.. 

54, 55, 56 

Hollenbeck-Owens, Laura. . . 56 

1 843 Hollenbeck-Martin, L o u e s a 

Maria 57 

1840 Hollenbeck-Burt, Marian 58, 59 

Hollenbeck, Marian 59 

1805 Hollenbeck, Morgan 54, 56 

1798 Hollenbeck, Seneca 54 

181 1 Hollenbeck, William 54, 58 

Hollenbeck, William B 56 

Hollis-Chesebro, Minnie 58 

Holt, George 58 

Howk, Ira 92 

Howk, Leon 92 

Hubbard 86 



IV 



INDEX. 



Born. ms. J\: 

Huntington, Win 81 

Hunt, Artemus 90 

Hurd, George 90 

Ives, Orrin 81 

James, Howard 92 

Jnyne, Pavid 90 

Jaynes-White, keturah 90 

Jay nos White, Tabitha 90 

Jenks, F. L 25 

[83a Jennings, Chas. W 26, 27 

1836 Jennings, Cordelia L 26, 27 

1883 Jennings, Harold Hinman.... 27 

1838 Jennings, Martin Van Buren 26, 27 

1834 Jennings-Hedger, MaryE.... 26 

1878 Jennings, Mary Gray 27 

1 88 1 Jennings, Robert Burns 27 

Jennings, Reuben 26 

Jones, 76 

1844 Jones, Dwight 56 

1847 Jones, Electa 56 

1849 Jones, Elizabeth 56 

Jones, James 56 

1796 Keyes, Abigail Proctor 45 

Kimball-Leland, Hattie 85 

Kletzke-Wenham, Marie Eliza- 

beth 46 

Knickerbocker-White, Mor- 

ache 10, 11 

1857 Laas, Charles Edward 39 

1895 Laas, Frances Melvina 40 

1867 Laas, Frank White 39, 40 

1897 Laas, Jewell 40 

1827 Laas, Julius C 39 

1890 Laas, Merrell 40 

1894 Laas, Percy Melvin 39 

1887 Laas, Robert Mc Kean 39 

La Fayette, Felix 58 

Lawrence, Consider 81 

Leland, Charles 85 

1853 Leland, Charles 85 

1893 Leland, Chester 85 

Leland, Ezra 85 

1887 Leland, Flora 85 

1862 Leland, Fred 85, 86 

185 1 Leland, Henry 85 

Leland, Henry 85 

Leland, Jennie 85 

Leland, Jessie 85 

1895 Leland, Katharine 86 

Leland, Leonard 85 

1 89 1 Leland, Leonard 85 

1855 Leland, Lucetta 85 

Leland, Lucetta 85 

1845 Leland, Yale 85 



Born. Name. Bage. 

Lewis Stevens, Sarah 23 

1880 Loads, Alta May 62 

Loads, Stephen 62 

Logan Sawyer, Hannah 70 

Lounsbury-White, Phebe 91 

1892 fladden, John Benjamin 39 

Madden, John E 39 

1890 Madden, Leonard 39 

Madison-White, Betsey 91 

Mainwaring, Rev. Alfred A... 57 

Malby, Charles 94 

Malby, Curtis 94 

Malby, Erastus 94 

Malby, Jerome 94 

Marcellus-Goodell, Emily.... 61 

Martin, Erastus C 57 

1876 Martin, Geo. Hollenbeck 57 

1870 Martin-Mainwaring, Lola M.. 57 

1879 Martin, Mary N 57 

1873 Martin, Worth R 57 

Masher-Abby, Julia Maria. ... 81 

Masher, Wm 81 

Masher, Willie 81 

Mc Clelland or Mc Pherson. . . 70 

McClelland-Jones, Amelia. .. . 76 

McClelland, Isabella 76 

McClelland, Wm. G 76 

McGuinness, Daniel 48 

1878 McGuinness, Mabelle Eileen.. 48 

McKean-Lass, Lillie 39 

1865 McPherson-Hoard, Grace 

Edith 46, 47 

McPherson, James 47 

Meals-White, Elizabeth 7 

Meals, Sarah 8 

Merriam, C. A 64 

1882 Merriam, Frank 64 

1884 Merriam, Percy 64 

Miller-Underwood, Esther. ... 82 

Mills, 15 

Moore, Calvin 54 

Moore, Eleanor 54 

Moore, Laura 54 

Moore, Mary Ann 54 

Moore, Orville 54 

Morris-Goodrich, Mary E 76 

1879 Munger, Alice 31 

1870 Munger, Bertha E 31 

1890 Munger, Bruce Gillette 31 

1877 Munger, Fanny L 31 

1872 Munger, Fred L 31 

Munger, Henry G 31 

1868 Munger-Steele, Mabel 1 31 

1876 Munger, Mary E 31 

Murray-Radford, Mary A 63 



INDEX. 



Born. Name. Page. 

Nash, Asa 22 

Newell, Col. Aaron 38 

Newel-White, Hannah... 38, 40 

1830 Nichols-Birdseye, A r v i 1 1 a 

White 35 

Nichols, Benjamin Goddard . . 34 

1837 Nichols, Benjamin White. 35, 36 
1833 Nichols, Caroline Louisa . . 35, 36 

1836 Nichols-Vanderpool, Emily 

Jennette 35, 36 

Nichols, Fleming 62 

1890 Nichols, Glen E 62 

1884 Nichols, Raymond F 62 

Ogden, Abraham 75 

Ogden-Sawyer, Elizabeth .... 75 

Ogden-Sawyer, Mary 75 

O'Hara-Goodrich, Susanna. . . 76 

Omit, 90 

Osmon-White, Lauretta 30 

Owen-Peck, Miss 81 

Owen, Wm 81 

Owens, Wm. H 56 

181 1 Paddelford, Amasa 89 

1872 Paddelford, Cora May 89 

1865 Paddelford, Frank 89 

1805 Paddelford, Harmon White. . . 89 

1837 Paddelford, Harmon White. . . 89 
1842 Paddelford, Heber DeLancy. 89 

1842 Paddelford, Hiram M 89 

1809 Paddelford, Horace 89 

1867 Paddelford, Jesse F 89 

1850 Paddelford, John Craig. . . 89, 90 
1875 Paddelford, Nellie 90 

1843 Paddelford-Cheney, Sarah Ann 

89, 90 

1838 Paddelford, Sarah E 89 

1853 Paddelford-Tabor, Sarah J.... 89 

Paddelford, Simeon. . 88, 89 

1835 Paddelford, Simeon 89 

1847 Paddelford, Wm. Henry.. 89, 90 

1871 Paddelford, Wm. J 90 

Palmer-Hollenbeck, Mary. ... 56 

Palmer-White, Melissa 29 

Parker-Leland, Clara 85 

Parker-Tousley, Mary 86 

Parsons, Acsah 76 

Payne, Elijah 90 

1802 Pearce, Alvin 55 

Peck, Allen 80, 81 

1748 Peck-Tousley, Ann 83, 86 

Peck- Way, Betsey 80, 81 

Peck-Owen, Catharine... 80, 81 

Peck-Ives, Cornelia 80, 81 

Peck-Hubbard, Hettie 86 

Peck, Isaac 80, 86 



Born. Name. P<*g e ' 

Peck, Isaac 80, 81 

Peck, Lorain 10 

1775 Peck-Van Dusen, Lorain.... 

80, 81, 83 

Peck-White, Sarah 

14, 17, i9» 54, 83, 86 

Peck-Lawrence, Weltha.. 80, 81 

Phelps-White, Sarah 1 1 

1876 Pierce, Eddie S 61 

1878 Pierce, Fred S 61 

Pierce-Goodell, Philinda. 62, 63 

Pierce, Romanzo 61 

Platt-Underwood, Mary 82 

1875 Plumb, Anna Grace 32 

1877 Plumb, Edna M 32 

1881 Plumb, Mosella 32 

Plumb, Moses B 32 

Porter-Paddelford, Clara 90 

1880 Potter, Bessie Louese 53 

Potter, Ernest 15 

1852 Potter, Ernest T 53 

1878 Potter, Fred Wm 53 

1877 Potter, Lee Thomas 53 

1876 Potter, Lew Ernest 53 

1882 Potter, Mary Ann. 53 

1886 Potter, Sadie Jennett 53 

1886 Potter, Sidney George 53 

1 8 14 Potter, Thomas P., 52, 53 

Pratt, Dr 17 

Proctor, John E 63 

1 86 1 Radford-Merriam, Carrie 63, 64 

1881 Radford, Carrie C 63 

1849 Radford, Cassius M 63 

1855 Radford, Cornelia 63, 64 

Radford, David 63 

1867 Radford, Edwin 63, 64 

1 85 1 Radford-Proctor, Emma J.... 63 

1826 Radford, Emory B 63, 65 

Radford, Frank De Lancy. ... 65 

1872 Radford, Harry 63 

1876 Radford, Laura F 63 

1874 Radford, Lewis E 63 

1825 Radford-Brooks, Louisa Paul- 
ine 19, 63, 64 

1853 Radford-Chapin, MaryE.. 63, 64 

1891 Radford, Melvin 63 

1823 Radford-Raymond Perry. 63, 64 

1830 Radford-Chapin, Sarah W. 63, 64 

1884 Radford, Sherman 63 

Record-Goodell, Sarah 60 

Richmond-Paddelford, Ella . . 90 

1 7 10 Rinders-White, Eleanor 

9, IO > "> x 3 

Rinders, Harmon 9 

Robinson-Howk, Anna Maria 92 



VI 



INDEX. 



thru, >nt. /'. 

Robinson* Clunks 92, 93 

Robinson, Charles 93 

Robinson, Cornelia Loaese ... 92 

Robinson, Don lames 92 

Robinson, Don James 92 

Robinson, Henry Sage . .. 92, 93 

Robinson, Henry Thomas.... 93 

Robinson, Hiram White . . 92, 93 

Robinson Sweeney, Jessie. ... 92 

Robinson- Treusel, Kate 92 

Robinson -Baseh, Kate Corne- 
ll 93 

Robinson-James, Lucy Curtis 92 

Robinson, Sarah Smith 93 

Rogers, Charles 83 

Rogers, George 83 

Saley-Giggee, Elizabeth 55 

Saley-Cahoon, Maria.... $5, 56 

Saley-Jones-Thorn, Mary 55, 56 

Saley, Silas 55 

Sampson, Stanley 58 

Sawyer, Addie M 75 

Sawyer, Adeline 74 

Sawyer, Albert M 75 

Sawyer, Andrew Jackson 74 

Sawyer, Anna L 70 

Sawyer-White, Betsey 

I9> 20, 65, 70, 75 

Sawyer-McClelland, Catharine 

7o 

Sawyer, Edmund or Edward . . 69 

Sawyer, Elisha 70, 75 

Sawyer, Elisha 70 

Sawyer, Elisha Sheldon 75 

- Sawyer, Eliza 88 

Sawyer, Elizabeth S., 75 

1812 Sawyer, Gabriel Smith 75 

Sawyer, H. S 74 

1770 Sawyer, Harmon 70, 73, 74, 88 

Sawyer, Harmon 74 

Sawyer, Hiram 88 

1 799 Sawyer, Horace 88 

1809 Sawyer, Isaac White 75 

1657 Sawyer, James 70 

1686 Sawyer, James 70 

1834 Sawyer, Jane B 75 

Sawyer, Jerome 74 

Sawyer, Jesse 

...26, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 77 

1 755 Sawyer, John 70 

18 10 Sawyer, John W 74, 75, 88 

1 82 1 Sawyer, Joseph 70 

Sawyer, Judge 69 

Sawyer, Julia E 75 

1832 Sawyer, Lydia C 75 



1876 



1867 
1874 

1824 
1S2S 
1826 



1857 
1850 

1873 
1773 



Horn, 
I So 7 
1S4S 

i S 1 s 

1845 



1841 
1779 
1844 



1855 

1615 

1803 



1819 
1871 

1847 
1857 
1879 

1852 
1887 
1885 
1884 

1847 

1848 

1858 
1888 
1896 
1856 
1863 
1887 
1884 

1854 

1850 
1886 
I8SI 



1867 



1844 



Name, Pa 

Sawyer ( >iMlen, Margaret .... 75 

Sawyer, Martha M 75 

Sawyer Hackney, Mary 75 

Saw ycr, Merrett E 70 

Sawyer, Milton 88 

Sawyer, Morgan . 74 

Sawyer, Morgan 88 

Sawyer, Olive 1) 75 

Sawyer, Hon. l'hilctus 69 

Saw yer-Goodrich, Tolly or 

Mary 70, 75 

Sawyer, Saley E 75 

Sawyer-Franklin, Sally or 

Sarah 70 

Sawyer, Simeon D 75 

Sawyer, Thomas 69, 70 

Sawyer, Dr. Thomas J 69 

Sawyer, Volney ...» 88 

Sawyer, Ward 74 

Sawyer, Warren 70 

Sawyer, Warren Lockhart .... 70 

Sawyer, Wilbor C, 70 

Sawyer, William 69 

Sawyer, Willie W 70 

Schuyler, H. F. B 93 

Searles, Calvin C 32 

Searles, Charles W 31, 32 

Searles, Charles W 32 

Searles, Delia W 32 

Searles, Elizabeth G 32 

Searles-Munger, Ellen A 31 

Searles-Stearns-C o p e 1 a n d, 
Fanny A 31 

Searles, George W 31, 32 

Searles, George W.. 32 

Searles, Helen 32 

Searles-Plumb, Ida L 31, 32 

Searles, James E 31, 32 

Searles, James Edward Jr 32 

Searles, Louisa B 32 

Searles, Lucia E 31 

Searles, Mary W 31 

Searles, Mary White 32 

Searles, Willie S 32 

Searles, William T 30, 31 

Sherwood, William 63 

Shively, 90 

Short, Frank E. 38 

Short-Cole, Lillian Gertrude. . 38 

Simpson-Tousley, Harriet .... 85 

Sirdam, Andrew 10 

Smalley-White, Jennie 33 

Smith-Robinson, Caroline. ... 93 

Smith-Sawyer, Elizabeth 75 

Smith-White, Flora 30 



INDEX. 



VII 



Born, Name. Page. 
Smith -Goodell, Maggie 62 

- Snedekir, Stevens, Kate 23 

1870 Stearns, Ella L 31 

Stearns, Lochinvar L 31 

Steele, Robert E 31 

1878 Stevens, David Follet 23 

1846 Stevens-Jenks, Elizabeth. 22, 25 
1865 Stevens-Dedenack, Florence.. 23 
1843 Stevens, George F.. .. 22, 23, 24 

1867 Stevens, Grace 23 

1837 Stevens, Helen E 22, 25 

1850 Stevens-Cornwall, Ida M. 22, 25 

1854 Stevens-Davis, Jennie L.. 22, 25 

1842 Stevens, John G 22, 23, 24 

1874 Stevens, Mary H 23 

1878 Stevens, Minerva H 23 

Stevens, S. S 22 

1845 Stevens, Samuel S 22 25 

Stocking, Capt. Walter 36 

Sweeney, Edward 92 

Sweeney, Eugene R 92 

Sweeney, Harriet Robinson. . . 92 

Sweet-Tredway, Josephene M. . 52 

Tabor, Frank 89 

1878 Tabor, Pearl 89 

1832 Tefft, Angeline 57 

1842 Tefft-Dennison, Cornelia.. 57, 58 

1870 Tefft, Elizabeth Frances 58 

1830 Tefft-Hanson, Emeline 57 

1845 Tefft-French, Emma F... 57, 58 

1837 Tefft, George 57, 58 

Tefft, Hattie 58 

1839 Tefft-Chesebro, Julia Ann 57 

1874 Tefft, Lillian Theresa 58 

Tefft-Haley, Lovencia 58 

1835 Tefft-Chesebro, Melissa . . 57, 58 

1808 Tefft, Morey 57 

1849 Tefft, Sarah J 57 

1847 Tefft, Wm. M 57, 58 

1853 Temple-Hoard, Ella 51, 52 

Temple-Evans, May 52 

Temple, Oscar F* 52 

Temple, Wm. A 52 

Terry, Claude 33 

Terry, Ella 33 

Terry, Ira 33 

Terry, Jerome 33 

Terry, Lillian 33 

Terry, Susie 33 

Terry, William 33 

Thompson-Goodrich, Esther. . 76 

Thorn, Henry 56 

Tomlinson, 14 

1855 Tousley, Charles 86 



Born. Name. Page. 

1822 Tousley-Leland, Deborah Jane 

83, 85 

1820 Tousley, Edmund 83, 85 

Tousley, Edna 85 

Tousley, Frank 85 

1 85 1 Tousley-Griswold, Hattie ... . 84 

1842 Tousley- Willets, Helen 84 

1839 Tousley, Herbert 84 

1815 Tousley, Hiram 83, 84 

Tousley, John 86 

1826 Tousley, John Haughton. 83, 86 

Tousley, La Talla 85 

1818 Tousley-Belnap, Lucinda 83, 85 

1843 Tousley, Mary 85 

Tousley, Ruth 86 

Tousley, Samuel 83 

1813 Tousley-Coman, Sarah Ann 83, 84 
1779 Tousley, Wm., 83 

Tousley, Willie 85 

Tredway, Andrew B 52 

1869 Tredway, Stutley W 52 

Treusel, Geo. R 92 

Treusel, Irene 92 

Tucker, Charles 39 

1873 Tucker, James Benjamin 39 

1867 Underwood, Arthur Grant.. . . 82 
1837 Underwood-Fish, Emma Maria 82 

1 87 1 Underwood, George 82 

1869 Underwood, Henry 82 

1833 Underwood, Henry V 82 

1867 Underwood, Jessie 82 

1842 Underwood, John Murray.... 82 
1848 Underwood, Julia Evelyn. 82, 83 

Underwood, Seymour F 82 

1882 Underwood, Wm. C 82 

Underwood, Wm. Edgar. ... 82 

Vallard-White, Elizabeth 10 

1819 Vanderpool, Allen 36 

Van Dusen, Abram 8 

Van Dusen--Dorrance, Harriet 81 

Van Dusen, Henry 80, 81 

Van Dusen-Masher, Julia. .. . 81 

Van Dusen-Dorrance, Lorain 81 

Van Dusen-Bigford, Maria. . . 81 

1 81 3 Van Dusen-Underwood, Mary 

Ann 81, 82, 83 

Van Dusen-Carpenter, Nellie, 81 

Van Dusen-Huntington, Wel- 

tha 81 

1796 Van Etten-White, Cornelia 

9 1 , 92 

1876 Waterbury-Sherwood, Blanche 

L 63 

1882 Waterbury, Frank W 63 

Waterbury, W. D 63 



VIII 



INDEX. 



Bom, Xtun<\ Pugt, 

Way, Wm Si 

Webb Chesebro, Emma 58 

186S Wenhan Hoard, Emma May- 
belle 46 

Wenham, Wm. Henry 46 

1865 West-Hoard, Luella Agnei 

47, 48 

West, Philetus Eugene 48 

Wood-McPherton, Abby Ma- 

tilda 47 

Wood, Reuben 93 

W r ooten-Potter, Sarah A 53 

1 759 White, Aaron 1 1 

1776 White-Moore, Abigail. .. . 14, 54 

1833 White, Abigail 91 

1837 While, Adelia 92, 94 

1886 White, Alfred G 30 

White, Anice, wife of Jacob.. 10 

White, Ann 91 

White, Anna 90 

1869 White, Annie 95 

i860 White, Archie 29 

1 755 White, Areonche 1 1 

1847 White, Arvilla E 29 

White, Benjamin 8, 9 

1 757 White, Benjamin 10 

1774 White,'Benjamin 14,15, 16, 17, 18 

1829 White, Benjamin N 38, 40 

1831 White, Benjamin 91 

1 85 1 White, Bennett B 29, 30 

1751 White-Peck, Betsey. . 10, 13, 80 

1 771 White, Betty 11 

1 776 White, Beulah 10 

1 781 White, Calvin 10 

1803 White-Chaphe, Caroline M.. 

I5> IO > 38 

1839 White-Malby, Caroline. . . 92, 94 

1878 White, Carrie E 95 

White, Catharine, wife of Ben- 

jamin White 10 

1 749 White-Sawyer, Catharine 

10, 11, 13, 7o, 78 

1752 White, Catharine 10 

1766 White, Catharine 10 

1776 White-Sawyer, Catharine 

74, 86, 88 

1 814 White-Robinson, Catharine. . . 92 

i860 White, Charles R 29 

1774 White, Chauncy 10 

1 749 White, Christen 10 

1779 White, Clarisa 10 

1880 White, Cora E 30 

1743 White-Bronson, Cornelia 13 

1 77 1 White, Cornelia 14 

1792 White-Radford, Cornelia. 14, 63 



Born. Name. Pogt. 

1847 White-Dowe, Cornelia.,, 29, 33 

1 757 White, David n 

1882 White, Edith L 30 

White Eliaha 91 

1795 White-Cossett-Nash, Eli/ a 

15, «9» 22 

White, Elizabeth, wife of Wm. 1 1 

1 765 White, Elizabeth 1 1 

1779 White-Hollenbeck, Elizabeth 

14, 19, 54, 87 

1858 White, Emil Benjamin ... 38, 39 

White, Esther 91 

1857 White-Yates, Esther F 29, 30 

1883 White, Fanny 33 

White, George 8, 9 

1 759 White, George 10 

1783 White, George 10 

1824 White, George Gary 29, 30 

1854 White, George W 29, 30 

White-Cole, Goodeth 10 

White-Bicknal, Hannah 10 

1 76 1 White, Hannah 1 1 

1767 White, Hannah 1 1 

18 1 8 White-Chase, Hannah ... 92, 93 
1753 White, Harmon 10, 13, 86, 87, 88 

1779 White, Harmon 86, 90 

1814 White, Harmon 91 

White-Chapman-Douglass- . . . 

Omit, Harriet 90 

1849 White, Harriet 29, 33 

1884 White, Harriet M 30 

1889 White, Helen 33 

1861 White, Henry G 93 

1 79 1 White, Hiram 86, 91, 92 

1866 White, Hiram E 95 

1824 White, Hiram Jerome. . . . 92, 93 

1784 White, Horace 10 

White, Isaac ... 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 

1 745 White, Isaac 

8, 13, 14,15, 17,18, 19,20,21, 54 

1874 White, Isaac 86, 91 

1807 White, Isaac 16, 19,38, 40 

1819 White, Isaac 91 

White, Jacob 10 

White, James 7, 9 

1 755 White, James 1 1 

1828 White, James V 92, 93 

1752 White, Jane 10 

White-Annis-Payne-Jayne,Jane 90 

1868 White, Jerome B 95 

1787 White, Jesse 86, 88, 91 

White, Jesse 91 

1826 White, Jonathan 91 

White, John 91 

1747 White, John II, 13, 65, 66, 67 68 



INDEX. 



IX 



Born. 

1775 
1780 

1821 

1830 

1836 

1754 
1801 



Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 



1759 
1828 
1826 

1797 
1768 

1884 

1820 
1834 



1776 
1811 

1845 
1823 
1865 



Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 



Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 



1834 Wh 



1863 

1837 
1863 



1825 
1791 
1762 
1834 

1762 
1885 



Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 
Wh 



Name. P&g e - 

te, John Jr 65, 66 

te, John 86, 87, 88, 90 

te, John 91 

te, John 92, 94 

te, John 29, 33 

te, Joshua 8, 9, 1 1 

te, Joshua 10 

te-Nichols-Adkins, Julia.. 

15, 19, 26, 34, 52 

te, Lawrance 10 

te, Lawrence 10, 1 1 

te, Lawrence 91 

te-Searles, Lucinda B 

29, 30, 31 

te, Lucy 19 

te, Lydia II 

te-Hurd, Lydia 90 

te, Mabel E 30 

te-Sirdam, Margaret 10 

te-Wood, Maria 92, 93 

te-Terry, Maria 29, 33 

te, Mary 91 

te, Mary, wife of Wm 11 

te, Mary 10 

te-Potter, Mary... 17, 19, 52 

te, Mary 29, 33 

te, Mary Ann 91 

te-Madden, Mary Jennett 

38, 39 

te-Laas, Mary Melvina 

38, 39, 4i 

te-Burch, Mary V., 93 

te, Matthew 91 

te, Nellie L 29 

te, Peter 7, 8, 9 

te, Peter 10 

te, Phebe 91 

te, Polly 10 

te, Rhoda 10 

te, Royal S 92, 94, 95 

te, Ruloff 10, 11 

te, Ruloff 10 

te, Ruth, wife of Samuel. 10 

te, Sadie 33 



Born. Name. P a g e ' 

White-Brown, Sally 90 

1756 White, Samuel 10 

1769 White, Samuel 1 1 

1785 White, Samuel 10 

1755 White, Sarah 10 

1777 White-Paddelford, Sarah 86,88 89 
1 78 1 White-Goodell, Sarah.... 14, 60 
1808 White-Hoard, Sarah K. 17, 19, 41 

1815 White, Sarah 91 

1822 White-Brown-Schuyler, Sarah 

92, 93 

1836 White, Sarah Elizabeth. . . 38, 41 

1853 White-Tucker, Sarah Elizabeth 

38 

181 7 White, Simeon 91 

1763 White, Solomon 11 

1 788 White, Solomon 10 

1842 White, Thomas 29, 33 

1849 White, Thomas J 29 

1799 White, Ward W 

17, 19,20,28, 29, 70 

1854 White, Ward W 38, 39 

1798 White- Jennings, Weltha W., 

17, 19, 20, 26 

1666 White, Wm.., 7, 8, 9, 10, 1 1 

White, Wm 8, 9 

White, Wm 11 

— — White, Wm 1 1 

White, Wm 1 1 

1773 White, William 11 

182b White, Wm. Brown 92, 93 

1850 White, William 29, 33 

Wilcox-Laas, Nellie 40 

1878 Willets, Bessie 84 

Willets, Wm 84 

1027 William The Conqueror, 7th 

Duke of Normandy, and King 

of England 45 

Williams, Amos 61 

1887 Yates, Ethel Grace 30 

Yates, John W 30 

1890 Yates, Laura Emily 30 

1888 Yates, Willard Wilson 30 



ERRATA, 



Page 14— Elizabeth White, born in 1776, should read 1779. 
Page 19 — Isaac White, born 1806, should read 1807. 
Page 26 — Charles W. Jennings, born in 1732, should read 1832. 
Page-33 — Sadie White, born in 1735, should read 1885. 
Page 35 — Ida Arvilla Birdseye, born 1872, should read 1848. 
Page 38 — Caroline White, died in 1844, should read 1884. 
Page 38— Ward W. White, born 1850, should read 1854. 
Page 56 — Mary Saley should read Maria Saley. 



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